Monday, July 02, 2018

RIP Alan Longmuir

Alan Longmuir (second from left, in both pics)

Alan Longmuir, the bass guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and a founding member of the 1970s Scottish pop band "The Bay City Rollers", passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 after a brief illness. He was 70 years old.

Dubbed the “tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh”, the band in their heyday had chart-topping U.K. singles with “Bye Bye Baby” and “Shang-a-Lang,”; and in 1976, had their U.S. breakthrough with “Saturday Night”. They sold more than 100 million records, triggered "Rollermania" worldwide and even briefly had their own show.

When I was a little kid in the 1970s, The Bay City Rollers were my jam. They wore tartan outfits and sang catchy and sugary sweet tunes that made me happy. They're embedded into my early years. Their music brings it all back. RIP Alan. You are fondly remembered.

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