“Bay City Rollers ~ I Only Want to Be with You” 

19 Dec

aka: The Rollers

Origin Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Genres Pop, pop rock, power pop, glam rock

Years active 1966–87, 1990, 1998–2000, 2015-

Labels Bell, Arista, Epic

Associated acts The Saxons (1967–68)

The Rollers (1979–81)

Eric Faulkner’s Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers


Members Alan Longmuir

Stuart “Woody” Wood

Les McKeown

Past members Derek Longmuir

Gordon “Nobby” Clark

Keith Norman

David Paton

Eric Manclark

Russell Powell

Billy Lyall

Ray Weston

Neil Henderson

Jimmy Rooney

Archie Marr

John Devine

Eric Faulkner

Ian Mitchell

Pat McGlynn

Duncan Faure

The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose popularity was highest in the mid 1970s. The British Hit Singles & Albums noted that they were “tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh”, and were “the first of many acts heralded as the ‘biggest group since the Beatles’ and one of the most screamed-at teeny-bopper acts of the 1970s”.[1] For a relatively brief but fervent period (nicknamed “Rollermania”), they were worldwide teen idols. The group’s line-up featured numerous changes over the years, but the classic line-up during its heyday included guitarists Eric Faulkner and Stuart John Wood, singer Les McKeown, bassist Alan Longmuir, and drummer Derek Longmuir. On 22 September 2015 The Bay City Rollers, including McKeown, Stuart “Woody” Wood and Alan Longmuir announced that they were reforming and would play a show at the Glasgow Barrowlands on December 20.[2]


Posted by on December 19, 2016 in American music artists, music



4 responses to ““Bay City Rollers ~ I Only Want to Be with You” 

  1. Karen McGarr

    December 19, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I’m pretty sure I still have their poster, somewhere!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dave

    December 19, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    They did a gig last year at new year time!
    I live a few miles outside Edinburgh and my parents were both big fans in the 1970’s.
    Such a famous song :)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. America On Coffee

    December 19, 2016 at 4:42 pm


    Liked by 1 person

  4. Light Ministry Blog

    December 22, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I remember this group and the song. They were okay, just not my “cup of tea.” But they were loved by many, no doubt!


    Liked by 1 person


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