Bye Bye Baby

Joseph Bulmer

ROLLERMANIA! - The Musical Story of The Bay City Rollers’ is the brand new show that has been taking UK theatres by storm. Starring Les McKeown, the voice on ALL the Bay City Roller hits, the show will be at the Exmouth Pavilion on March 23.

ROLLERMANIA! - The Musical Story of The Bay City Rollers’ is the brand new show that has been taking UK theatres by storm. Starring Les McKeown, the voice on ALL the Bay City Roller hits, it tells the story of how ‘five ordinary guys from Edinburgh became a worldwide pop sensation!’ The show will be at the Exmouth Pavilion on March 23.

Join Les on a nostalgic ride back to when the world turned tartan in the mid 70’s and re-live those teenage wonder years as he recounts story’s behind the Rollers dramatic rise to fame and fortune.

Les and his fantastic four piece band ‘The Legendary Bay City Rollers’ perform songs that influenced the original band as they were forging there way in the music business as well as all the Roller hits of course – including ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Summer Love Sensation’, ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ and ‘Shang A Lang’ to name just a few!

The show has been performing to sell out houses in the UK and has been widely acclaimed by both audiences and the entertainment media.

The Bay City Rollers notched up nine UK top ten hits including two number 1’s. Their first two albums, ‘Rollin’’ and ‘Once Upon A Star’, stayed on the album charts for a total of 99 weeks from 1974 - 1976. ‘Bye Bye Baby’, the Rollers first number one was the UK’s biggest selling single of 1975.

Making their American television debut in the fall of 1975 on Howard Cosell’s ‘Saturday Night Live’, the Rollers found a following that would resonate with screams through concert halls around the world for the next three years. By 1976 they were consistently hitting the US top ten charts with songs such as ‘Saturday Night’, their first US number one, ‘You Made Me Believe In Magic’ and ‘Rock and Roll Love Letter’.

The band were mobbed wherever they went and their trademark Scottish tartan was everywhere - made popular by the clothes they wore. The screams of a generation of young girls could be heard around the world.

Over a period of five years, one of the world’s first ever boy bands consistently reached number one not only in Britain but all over Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. Current estimated worldwide album sales are at 300 hundred million.

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