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Bay City Rollers Comeback Gigs Sell Out In Minutes


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Original members Les Mckeown, Alan Longmuir and Stuart Wood announced they were getting back together earlier this week (beg21Sep15) and it appears fans cannot wait.

Tickets for a planned Glasgow Barrowland concert on 20 December (15) sold out in just three minutes on Friday (25Sep15), prompting promoters to add dates on 21 and 22 December (15). The 21 December show has also sold out.

Promoter Mark MACkie says, "It's a stunning response. Rollermania is very much alive and well."

Les Mckeown: Rehab Helped Me Reform Bay City Rollers


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Three of the Rollers original line-up - MCKeown, Alan Longmuir and Stuart Wood - have announced plans to reunite for an upcoming tour and album, with bandmate Eric Faulkner likely to join them.

The get together comes almost 40 years after the band's most famous line-up split acrimoniously when MCKeown quit, and now the singer insists he's ready for a blast from the past after spending time in rehabilitation for alcohol abuse.

The Bye Bye Baby hitmaker tells U.K. TV show This Morning, "We've been working towards this point for the last 18 months really, unbeknownst to anyone else and slowly gravitating towards each other.

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Bay City Rollers Reunite


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Stuart Wood, Les Mckeown and Alan Longmuir announced the big news on Tuesday (22Sep15).

A joint statement from the trio reads: "We have a very special Christmas present to all the fans that have kept the faith with the band over the years."

The group formed in the late 1960s and split almost 30 years ago after selling over 120 million records, hosting their own TV show and hitting the top of the charts all over the world with songs like Bye Bye Baby and Shang-a-Lang.

Bay City Rollers Perform At Vicar Street

Les Mckeown - Bay City Rollers - Bay City Rollers perform at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland - 08.02.15. - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 9th February 2015

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Celebrity Guests Arrive At RTE Studios For 'The Late Late Show'

Les Mckeown - Celebrity guests arrive at RTE Studios for 'The Late Late Show' - Dublin, United Kingdom - Friday 16th January 2015

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Mckeown Wants Rollers Reunion


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Former Bay City Rollers singer Les Mckeown is reaching out to his ex-bandmates - he wants them to reunite for a one-off concert.

The Shang-a-Lang hitmakers crumbled after MCKeown quit the group for a solo career in 1978.

Now he is eyeing a lucrative reunion in 2011 or 2012, and has launched a campaign on his website urging his former bandmates - brothers Alan and Derek Longmuir, Eric Faulkner, and Stuart 'Woody' Wood - to join him for a spectacular gig.

He says, "I am trying to put (the band) together, for one time only. Let's see Bay City Rollers, for one time only, back on stage in 2011 or 2012."

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Mckeown's 'Shame' At Secret Life Of Booze And Gay Sex


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Former Bay City Rollers star Les Mckeown was drugged and raped by a man during the band's heyday - sparking a secret life of alcoholism and gay sex in public.


In a tell-all interview, the singer confesses his "shame" at cheating on his wife, hiding his sexuality, and almost destroying his family after the assault when he was just 19 years old.


But the Shang-A-Lang hitmaker admits he is "90 per cent fixed" after finally facing his demons and undergoing rehab in a bid to rebuild his life.


MCKeown agreed to have treatment at a clinic in California as part of a Living TV documentary on rehab centres - and told camera crews of the sex attack which changed his life.

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Duo Cleared Of Bay City Roller Attack


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A father and son duo accused of attacking former Bay City Rollers star Les Mckeown have been cleared of all charges following a mix-up with police evidence.


Ian and Darren Young, 59 and 22 respectively, were accused of assaulting the 53-year-old former heart-throb in an east London pub in March 2007.


They were also facing charges of allegedly hurling racial abuse at MCKeown's Japanese wife, Keiko.


The duo claim they acted in self defence after the musician attacked them with a wrench.

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McKeown Booed Onstage


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Bay City Rollers frontman Les Mckeown disappointed fans attending his comeback concert on Saturday (18FEB06) after he arrived 90 minutes late and forgot lyrics to the band's hit songs.

Angry audience members demanded refunds and branded the ageing star's performance "an hour of inaudible noise".

However, the BYE BYE BABY hitmaker insists he was humorously pretending to forget words to the songs, and blames the hall's poor acoustics for the unflattering reviews of his singing voice.

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McKeown Cleared Of Cocaine Charges


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LATEST: Former BAY CITY ROLLERS singer Les Mckeown was cleared of drugs-related charges at Basildon Crown Court in Essex, England, today (03FEB06).

The BYE BYE BABY star stood accused conspiring to supply the narcotic with his former bandmate Patrick Mcglynn and accomplice Alistair Murray in May last year (05).

They were arrested a month later (JUN05) after police discovered GBP16,000 ($28,800) in used banknotes in McGlynn's car and a large quantity of cocaine in the vehicle used by a man police officers believed to be their supplier.

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Bay City Rollers Singer: 'I Was A User, Not A Dealer'


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LATEST: Former BAY CITY ROLLERS singer Les Mckeown today (30JAN06) told England's Basildon Crown Court he was a cocaine user but never dealt the drug.

The BYE BYE BABY star is charged with conspiring to supply cocaine alongside his former bandmate Patrick Mcglynn and accomplice Alistair Murray in May last year (05). All three were arrested a month later (JUN05) during a police raid on a house in Essex, England.

McKeown, 50, allegedly told police the cocaine, found in a till receipt in his wallet during the raid, did not belong to him and was planted by arresting officers.

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Bay City Roller McKeown On Cocaine Charges


Bay City Rollers Les Mckeown

Former Bay City Rollers frontman Les Mckeown is due to answer drug charges in a British court today (23AUG05).

The BYE BYE BABY hitmaker, 49, was arrested in London on 1 June (05) and charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine.

McKeown is due at Harlow Magistrate Court in Essex, just outside London.

Continue reading: Bay City Roller McKeown On Cocaine Charges

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