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Old 07-02-2018, 10:02 PM
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Original Bay City Rollers bassist Alan Longmuir dead at 70

I never went apeshit over them the way some of my friends did, although I did enjoy their music.

RIP, Alan. He later worked as a plumber.

My friends often spelled the band members' names like this:

L es
E ric
W oody
D erek

which expressed in part the way some of them felt about them. Hey, we were all 13 once!
Old 07-03-2018, 09:01 AM
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My sister, 5 years younger than me, was obsessed with the BCR! I can't believe Alan was 70 years old. Heartthrobs are not supposed to age.
Old 07-03-2018, 07:03 PM
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Oh no! I was a huge fan of the BCR in the 7th grade! RIP Alan.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:52 PM
Isaiah 1:15 Screw the NRA.
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S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y night!
Old 07-03-2018, 08:03 PM
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I guess the music will have to stop.

Gonna sign it, gonna seal it, gonna send him away......

Old 07-05-2018, 12:44 PM
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I vaugely recall the Bay City Rollers.

I can't recall any specific singles. I probably heard them on top 40 radio. I always had the radio on in the car. I heard a lot of music and often didn't pay attention to the band playing it. It was just music to pass the time driving.

There was so much variety in 70's music. R&B, disco, outlaw country, classic country, rock, new wave, and punk.

Keeping up with the bands wasn't easy. Disco was always my least favorite.

New wave ended my days of listening to the Top 40 in the car. I started playing cassettes instead. Often custom mix tapes of my favorite music.

Last edited by aceplace57; 07-05-2018 at 12:47 PM.
Old 07-05-2018, 05:12 PM
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A girl I was keen on in high-school only had eyes for Alan, so was never going to be a fan, but its good to see he lived a long and hopefully happy life post-pop fame.

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