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Bay City Rollers Founder And Musicians Locked Out Of Royalties Battle

29th August 2013

Former Bay City Rollers founder Gordon Clark and bandmates Ian Mitchell and Pat Mcglynn have learned they will not profit from an ongoing legal battle between the band and Arista Records bosses.The trio sued as...

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Mckeown Wants Rollers Reunion

24th August 2010

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...

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Gay Lover Plans Paton Book

6th November 2009

The gay lover of controversial BAY CITY ROLLERS manager TAM PATON is writing an expose on his life with the music mogul.Paton, who managed the Scottish rockers at the height of their fame in the...

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Ex-bay City Rollers Boss Dies

10th April 2009

The former manager of Scottish rockers the BAY CITY ROLLERS has died, at the age of 70. Tam Paton, who managed the group at the height of their fame in the 1970s, passed away on Wednesday...

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

18th February 2009

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...

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Duo Cleared Of Bay City Roller Attack

17th January 2009

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,...

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Bay City Rollers Sue Over Unpaid Royalties

21st March 2007

The Bay City Rollers are suing their record company for allegedly failing to hand over millions of dollars in unpaid royalties.In the lawsuit filed in the US district court of New York, the 1970s Scottish...

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Bay City Rollers Sue Former Label

21st March 2007

Seventies Scottish pop band the BAY CITY ROLLERS are suing their former label Arista Records, accusing it of failing to pass on millions of pounds in royalties. Six members of the band filed a suit...

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Former Bay City Rollers Manager Fined For Supplying Cannabis

23rd January 2007

Former BAY CITY ROLLERS manager TOM PATON was yesterday (22JAN06) fined GBP20,000 ($38,000) for supplying cannabis to two friends. The ruling brings to a close a four-year court battle which also saw the 68-year-old ordered...

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U2 Make Girls Scream With Bay City Rollers Tribute

4th December 2006

Rocker BONO's decision to cover a BAY CITY ROLLERS hit during the group's first ever show gave the Irish foursome a first taste of the adulation that was to come - because young girls started...

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Scottish Duo's X Factor Days End

3rd December 2006

The Scottish duo the Macdonald brothers have been voted off ITV1's talent show X factor. A public favourite throughout the competition and with most of Scotland behind them, the brothers sang the Barry Manilow hit,...

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Ex Bay City Rollers Boss Cleared Of Drugs Charges

23rd June 2006

Former BAY CITY ROLLERS manager TAM PATON has been cleared of supplying cannabis by a Scottish court today (23JUN06). The 67-year-old was accused of pushing the drug from his luxury home in Edinburgh, Scotland between...

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Ex Bay City Rollers Boss Denies Rolling Himself

23rd June 2006

Former BAY CITY ROLLERS manager TAM PATON told his drugs trial jury he had scales in his bedroom to weigh his jewellery. The 67-year-old is accused of supplying cannabis resin from his luxury home in...

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Mckeown Booed Onstage

23rd February 2006

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...

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Bay City Roller Mckeown Pleads Innocent To Cocaine Charges

30th August 2005

Former BAY CITY ROLLERS frontman LES McKEOWN denied drug charges in a British court today (20AUG05). The BYE BYE BABY singer pleaded innocent at Chelmsford Crown Court, Essex, to the charge of conspiracy...

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Bay City Roller Mckeown On Cocaine Charges

23rd August 2005

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...

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Cassidy Beats Osmonds To Headline Tour

28th January 2005

Seventies heart-throb DAVID CASSIDY is fighting it out with THE OSMONDS for the headline slot on a forthcoming tour of Britain. PARTRIDGE FAMILY star Cassidy is reuniting with his old rivals for the ONCE...

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Belle And Sebastian Top Scottish List

13th January 2005

Rockers BELLE AND SEBASTIAN have been voted the best Scottish band of all time. The I'M A CUCKOO stars beat off competition from TRAVIS, WET WET WET and PRIMAL SCREAM to head Scots magazine...

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Bay City Rollers' Manager's Drug Raid Horror

13th December 2004

Ex-BAY CITY ROLLERS manager TAM PATON has accused police of man-handling him and damaging his home, following another drugs raid at his Edinburgh, Scotland, mansion. Drugs worth $49,400 (GBP26,000) were seized when police raided...

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Bay City Roller Pleads Not Guilty

15th July 2004

LATEST: BAY CITY ROLLERS frontman LES McKEOWN has pleaded not guilty to drink-driving and other offences in a London court today (15JUL04). The LOVE ME LIKE I LOVE YOU singer - whose pop band...

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Rollers Frontman In Court

15th July 2004

Former BAY CITY ROLLERS frontman LES McKEOWN will appear in court later today (15JUL04) charged with drink driving offences. The LOVE ME LIKE I LOVE YOU singer says he "regrets" the incident which took...

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Bay City Rollers' Swindled Out Of Millions

31st May 2004

Former BAY CITY ROLLERS frontman LES McKEOWN has hit out at the group's ex-manager - claiming he conned them out of millions. The Scottish-born singer, 48, believes the group's former manager TAM PATON...

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Bay City Rollers Boss Hospitalised

21st April 2004

The former manager of seventies rock outfit THE BAY CITY ROLLERS has been hospitalised after collapsing on the way to court to face drug dealing charges. TAM PATON - who guided the fortunes of...

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