I Ran With The Gang: My Life In And Out Of The Bay City Rollers (Hardback)
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I Ran With The Gang: My Life In And Out Of The Bay City Rollers (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 14/11/2018
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The Bay City Rollers were one of the brightest things to happen in the tumultuous 1970s, illuminating a dark decade marred by falling stock markets, a plummeting economy and industrial unrest. Alan Longmuir, an apprentice plumber from Edinburgh, was inspired by The Beatles to form a band in the 1960s. Firstly, he enlisted his brother and then his cousin and via throwing a dart at a map they eventually became the Bay City Rollers. Success was slow in coming but when it did it was beyond Alan's (and almost everyone else's) wildest dreams. A string of million selling records led to Rollermania - a mass-hysterical fan reaction not seen since Beatlemania. Like a wildfire it spread across the world. The Rollers' juggernaut was out-of-control. Alan Longmuir recounts his surreal journey from the Dalry backstreets to the Hollywood hills and back to being a plumber. Along the way he punctures some of the myths and untruths that have swirled around the group. Most of all, though, Alan captures the great adventure that a bunch of young boys from Edinburgh embarked on that for a few years threatened to turn the whole world tartan. Tragically, while finishing his memoirs Alan Longmuir was taken ill while on a holiday in Mexico marking his 70th birthday and died back in Scotland a short while later. It was his great desire that I Ran With The Gang should be released.

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781912147755
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 453 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 20 mm


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Almost impossible to put down, this is a highly refreshing music business memoir, devoid of dirt-dishing, upbeat in the face of negativity, and inspiring in its positivity. Peter Mason, Morning Star

A riveting inside track on life in the Rollers. Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman

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“Shang-A-Langed”

Throughout I Ran With The Gang, Alan Longmuir’s voice, ably assisted along the way by Martin Knight, draws the reader in for a very even ride through an incredibly uneven life. If Simon Spence’s superb When The... More

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“I ran with the gang/Alan Longmuir with Martin Knight.”

A good read from start to finish.
Alan Longmuir tells the story of the Bay City Rollers with good humour and skill.Despite coming out of it with very little financial reward he takes
it all in good spirit.Very funny... More

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