Alan Longmuir, a founding member and the bassist of the Scottish pop group Bay City Rollers, after a short illness at the age of 70 died. The musician died Monday morning in the presence of his family.
Bay City Rollers in 1975 (v.l.n.r.): Alan Longmuir, Les McKeown, Eric Faulkner, Stuart Wood and Derek Longmuir (sitting)
Longmuir was a month ago, rushed to the hospital in the hospital, after he, during his vacation in Mexico was seriously ill. The fan page of Bay City Rollers made shortly afterwards, in an official statement from the family announced that the condition of the bassist he was. “Alan is currently in the hospital and is under treatment because of a virus that his vital organs are affected.”
Liam Rudden, author of the biography I Ran With The Gang, about the life of Alan Longmuir, worked for seven years closely with the musician and lets you know “intensely saddened” by the death of his good friend. “Alan was one of the most courteous, generous and heartwarming people I’ve ever known. With his smile he could to everyone he met, a special feeling. Despite his celebrity status, he was still “that plumber from Edingburgh”.
Bay City Rollers was founded in 1966, but only came in the seventies, to global fame. The band, whose music can be described as bubblegum, was between 1974 and 1976 so popular in Britain that there was talk of Rollermania; a reference to Beatlemania. In the Netherlands, the band had in the mid-seventies hits with songs like Saturday Night, I Only Wanna Be with You and Bye Bye Baby.
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