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I Ran With The Gang - My Life In And Out Of The Bay City Rollers (Hardcover) Loot Price: R291
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I Ran With The Gang - My Life In And Out Of The Bay City Rollers (Hardcover): Alan Longmuir, Martin Knight
I Ran With The Gang - My Life In And Out Of The Bay City Rollers (Hardcover): Alan Longmuir, Martin Knight

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

Alan Longmuir, Martin Knight; Introduction by Alwyn Turner

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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.

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Imprint: Luath Press Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2018
Authors: Alan Longmuir • Martin Knight
Introduction by: Alwyn Turner
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-1-912147-75-5
Barcode: 9781912147755
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Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Film, television, music, theatre
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LSN: 1-912147-75-0

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