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Friday, August 27, 2010

BAY CITY ROLLERS Coming to Halifax!!!!



Yes that is not a misprint peeps...but there is a certain something missing in the advirtising...it is Les McKeown's BCRs coming to Casino Nova Scotia on October 2nd..not the original BCR's...so don't expect to see Eric, Woody, Derek and Alan..what do you think? Should some groups continue in this fashion? Look at the Beach Boys with just Mike and Bruce or Guns n Roses with Axl and umm Dizzy...The Stones and the Who have retained the main players...would the Beatles legacy be so big if the group toured today with just Paul and Ringo? Its how you remember the Beatles...being young and broken up (Thanks Yoko you ingrate...)

When i was young the Rollers were everywhere...like the Monkees they were a manufactured hit machine..then the fame died and the Rollers tried to go legit, Les left and the Rollers changed their name to the Rollers and actually put out three decent rocking albums with new singer Duncan Faure...but the fans had grown up and left the group behind and because of whom they had been, no one gave them a chance...what is funny is that they released Ricochet in 1981 in Canada in a brown paper bag with no credits on the album...sales were good until people found out it was the former Rollers and the backlash was insane...no one ever heard of listen to the music...it was the image and in 1981 the Bay City Rollers were poison...



Whatever the case Mr McKewon's BCR's might be a blast from the 70s past or it might be a chance to watch a real carwreck, what the heck, for only some $30 plus dollars it might give dudes a chance to see the most cougar's wearing tartan you have ever seen....

4 comments:

Les said...

I keep the memory alive for millions of Original BCR fans all over the world, Les McKeown's Legendary Bay City Rollers....There were no Bay City Rollers post Les McKeown, just a band who wanted to play with the big boys and failed, so what's the point you're trying to make? Failure is hip and global success is bad?
The fans don't care what you have say and neither should I, but have a big fat potty mouth as far as I am concerned, that's if I am.
Les McKeown, Rock n Roller

Anonymous said...

First off, the BCR were not "manufactured" - this was a band begun in Scotland by a couple of brothers, Derek and Alan Longmuir, and some friends. They were originally called The Saxons.
They attained fame with the lineup that was then known as the BCR.
Les is certainly not a car wreck. He puts on a fantastic show, his voice has stood the test of time and his performance is energetic and fun.
He is no more of a car wreck at 54 than Paul McCartney who is 69, Rick Springfield who is 61, and countless other contemporaries that continue to perform.
We may all be a little older but we're not ready to be put out to pasture !

Debbie said...

I hope that you go to the show. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised. Les and his Legendary BCR put on a fantastic show. I've recently seen them in Savannah, Maryland and Connecticut. Oh, and not all of us "cougars" there will be wearing tartan. lol If you go, please do write a review. I for one would love to read it. :)

Anonymous said...

GOING TO SEE LES MCKEOWNS LEGENDARY BAY CITY ROLLERS IS WORTH EVERY PENNY YOU ARE IN FOR A HELL OF A SHOW I SAW THEM WHEN THEY WERE IN THE USA I CAN'T WAIT FOR THEM TO COME BACK LES YOU STILL ROCK!! YOU WILL BE SINGING ALONG AND DANCING AND HAVING A GREAT TIME AND WON'T WANT IT TO END PATTI

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