Bay City Rollers Tickets
Bay City Rollers Tickets
The Bay City Rollers is a Scottish pop rock band that originated in the city of Edinburgh. From 1966 to 1981, the Bay City Rollers were incredibly active in its touring and recording of albums. It was also the height of its popularity among teenagers. Many comparisons to The Beatles have been made due to its popularity among fans in the United Kingdom and Great Britain. Having toured for a significant number of years, the Bay City Rollers honed its stage performance and sound. The performances during the band's heyday equally rival the band's current live set. These musical veterans have continued to influence pop music, as a number of contemporary bands acknowledge the Bay City Rollers as early influences. What is great about Bay City Rollers when they play current shows is that they are playing classic hits that have become everyone's favorite songs, as the band no longer releases new music. When the Bay City Rollers play a show, it sells out so StubHub is the place to get your tickets.
Bay City Rollers Background
The most popular years for the Bay City Rollers were in the mid 1970s, after getting its start in 1966. The band's original lineup consisted of Alan Longmuir (bass), Derek Longmuir (drums), Gordon Clark (singer) under the name The Saxons. It was not long after that the group decided to change its name to the Bay City Rollers.
In the early days, the band singed with Bell Records and released the Bay City Roller's first hit song, "Keep On Dancing." It was a cover of a song by The Gentrys. The cover was a hit and enabled the band to play on BBC One's show, Top of the Pops. There were a number of singles released that did not garner much attention until the song "Remember (Sha La La La)" was released. It was an instant hit and topped the charts in the United Kingdom. At this point, the lineup consisted of Alan Longmuir, Derek Longmuir, Stuart Woody Wood, Eric Faulkner and Les McKeown. After the band released the song, "Remember," the Bay City Rollers blew up across the United Kingdom and proceeded to release a number of successful hit songs.
By the mid 1970s, the Bay City Rollers had become one of the highest grossing acts in the United Kingdom. It was not until 1976 that the band made its mark in North America after the efforts of Arista Records executive, Clive Davis. It is thought that his guidance helped the band to breakout in North America. The band's song "Saturday Night" reached the number 1 slot on the US Billboard Hot 100. The next hit was entitled, "Money Honey," and it came in at number 9 in the United States and number 1 in Canada. From that point, the Bay City Rollers were releasing hit albums in both its home country and abroad.
The success was not without its difficulty, as it placed some strains on members of the band leading to a shakeup in the lineup. It continued to release chart toppers, but eventual the split with the singer and the manager to reform under the moniker, The Rollers. The new lead vocalist was Duncan Faure. He also wrote songs and played guitar. The Rollers created three albums with the new lineup, but eventually stopped touring in 1981. There were future shows in which the classic lineup performed, and in some cases without one of the Longmuir brothers. All in all, the BBC has suggested that the Bay City Rollers has sold 70 million records.
Bay City Rollers Trivia
While the band originally called itself The Saxons, it changed its name to the Bay City Rollers after deciding to randomly throw a dart at a map of the United States of America to see where it landed. When it landed near the city of Bay City, Michigan, a new name was formed. The band was initially under the management of a former big band leader, Tam Paton, who helped get the band on its feet. Over the years, the lineup changed and even changed names for periods of time without Gordon Clark as the singer. At one point, there was a legal dispute regarding the use of "classic lineup" when promoting shows, after the band broke out and managed to become an international sensation and subsequently dissolve.
Bay City Rollers Hits
There are a significant number of hits released by the Bay City Rollers. Some of these hit singles include: "Remember (Sha La La La)," "Shang-A-Lang," "Summerlove Sensation," "Bye, Bye, Baby," "Give a Litte Love," "Money Honey" and "I Only Want to Be with You." Over the years, the band released 13 studio albums (not including its compilations and live albums) to include, Rollin', Once Upon a Star, Bay City Rollers, Wouldn't You Like It?, Dedication, Rock n' Roll Love Letter, It's a Game, Strangers in the Wind, Elevator, Voxx, Ricochet, …And Forever and Breakout. When the Bay City Rollers play a show, it is a great opportunity to hear some of your favorite tunes from created by a highly influential band.
Bay City Rollers Live Show Performance
A live show performance of the Bay City Rollers brings out music fans of all generations that have come to love the songs created by this iconic Scottish band. Most fans of music will want to see the Bay City Rollers when they come to town and StubHub is where you will get the tickets to do so. The classic hits are still played on radio stations and pique the interest of new fans that have tuned in. There is no question that the Bay City Rollers will sell out any show it plays, so get your tickets while you can. The Bay City Rollers have a special place in the hearts of its long adoring fans and the love of the music has been passed down to the younger generations from a-tracks to iPods, but he most amazing sonic experience is to see the Bay City Rollers perform in concert.