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by Wayne Coy


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There simply is no more complete biography of this band in existence. Culled from interviews with just about everyone that was a part of The Rollers story in the 70's and 80's.

Bay City Babylon book. Bay City Babylon tells the story of the unlikely pop phenomenon that was. Featuring interviews with band members and those that were Bay City Babylon tells the story of the unlikely pop phenomenon that was the Bay City Rollers - from their humble Scottish beginnings to worldwide fame and adulation, and what's happened to them since. It's a classic tale of rock stardom with all the trappings, excesses, anguish, and exhilaration that go with it. Featuring interviews with band members and those that were along for the "Rollermania" ride in the '70s.

Bay City Babylon tells the story of the unlikely pop phenomenon that.

Bay City Babylon tells the story of the unlikely pop phenomenon that was the Bay City Rollers - from their humble Scottish . It was very interesting to read about the life of the Bay City Rollers during their beginning, middle and end. I still enjoy listening to their music even today.

Bay City Babylon tells the story of the unlikely pop phenomenon that was the Bay City Rollers - from their humble Scottish beginnings to worldwide fame an. .

The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop rock band known for their . Coy, W. (2005), Bay City Babylon: The Unbelievable But True Story of the Bay City Rollers, pp 12–13.

The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop rock band known for their worldwide teen idol popularity in the 1970s  . Paton booked them for a Thursday night at his club the Palais, then assigned them to open for the Hipple People at Top Storey More successful now, the Saxons moved out of the Longmuirs' back room to practice in Hermiston at a church. Hats Off Books, ISBN 978-1587364631.

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The Bay City Rollers were managed from early on by the imposing and controversial Tam Paton, himself a former big band leader. Paton was notorious for his rigid control over all aspects of the band's career, including the shuffling in and out of group members at a very high rate. Short term members from this period include David Paton (member 1969-1970) and Billy Lyall (member 1969-1971), who went on to be founding members of another successful Edinburgh band, Pilot

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(NEW REVISED EDITION) Bay City Babylon tells the story of the unlikely pop phenomenon that was the Bay City Rollers--from their humble Scottish beginnings to worldwide fame and adulation, and what's happened to them since. It's a classic tale of rock stardom with all the trappings, excesses, anguish, and exhilaration that go with it. Featuring interviews with band members and those that were along for the "Rollermania" ride in the '70s. Plus, many never before published photographs and new "10th Anniversary" chapters that update the BCR story with details of their groundbreaking lawsuit for millions of dollars in unpaid record company royalties and their 2015 reunion.

Comments: (7)

Skiletus
What sets this Bay City Rollers book apart from the others (autobiography from an individual band member and a single fan's accounting of her obsession with them) is the big picture approach that the author takes. There simply is no more complete biography of this band in existence. Culled from interviews with just about everyone that was a part of The Rollers story in the 70's and 80's. Helping Coy tell the story are....

Band Members: (Nobby Clark, Les McKeown, Derek Longmuir, Stuart Wood, Duncan Faure, Davy Paton, Pat McGlynn, Ian Mitchell, Alan Longmuir, Eric Faulkner)
Managers (Tam Paton, Andy Trueman, Jake Duncan)
Producers/Engineers/Songwriters (Bill Martin, Phil Wainman, Muff Winwood, Jimmy Ienner, Colin Frechter, Harry Maslin, Jonathan King, Stephan Galfas, Harvey Shield, Phil Coulter)
Record Company Executives (Clive Davis, Dick Leahy, Tony Calder)
Promoters/PR/Radio/TV: (Mike Klenfner, Carol Strauss, Emperor Rosko, Marty Krofft, Sid Bernstein, David Stein, Dave "The Duke" Sholin)
And MANY More.

If you want the complete and unbiased BCR story, be sure to read "Bay City Babylon."
Warianys
This was a pretty enjoyable book. The part about the early years was informative. I knew about Nobby Clark, but not many of the details of the comings and goings of so many people in the early 70's. I also had no idea how much Eric and Les were at each others' throats in the end. Their money problems at the hands of various people had been publicized but not as in-depth as in this book. I figured they were not nearly as squeaky clean as they were portrayed, but I was a bit surprised about the drug part. I knew they drank and some smoked, because I saw Eric and Les smoking before. I read the book in one day. Overall a very interesting book.
Windbearer
The book was about my favorite band who made that time a grate time of my life. Just to see them on tv and how they looked smile at the camera while singing or playing their instruments. I would recommend this book to my friend Merly.We went to see the Rollers at MaCormick Inn ,in Chicago IL .I love the story on the Rollers I feel sad at the things that happened to all of them. My heart goes out to them I hope their lives are good and they are in good health.

A Roller fan for life
Cecelia Carlson
Xellerlu
I could've used more inside information, I still enjoyed it though.
AfinaS
This was one of my Christmas gifts from my Husband... I LOVE IT!! :)
Adrietius
Wayne Coy does a great job in dissecting the highs and lows of a group of young men who just love music. The seventies were a time between the turbulent sixties and the fast pace of the eighties. Mr. Coy puts it all in perspective to tell a story of couple of naive lads and the money takers who make them. I couldn't put the book down once I put my head into it. I found myself many times taking a breather and saying, "WOW!"
If you're a music lover, of any generation, this is a must read.
Rayli
This book is great. Thank you.
Well, to say the least, here was a VERY POPULAR band that was on TV almost every week they were visable, touring, recording, etc..and yet got little or no $$ for their trouble. At the bitter end, doing a children's saturday morning show, then after firing the lead singer and putting out two competent and EXCELLENT records that NO ONE at the time bought...a total shame!! Here, we get a lot of the story straight. enjoy!!
Bay City Babylon: The Unbelievable, But True Story Of The Bay City Rollers download epub
Arts & Literature
Author: Wayne Coy
ISBN: 1587364638
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: Wheatmark (May 31, 2005)
Pages: 227 pages