Sir Richard Weston - The founder of the Wey Navigation, Weston was an agricultural reformer who introduced revolutionary new land management practices that were to transform British farming. Owner of Sutton Place near Guildford, Weston was to build the canal after his experimentation with controlled flooding of pastures to boost hay yields. Weston is credited with introducing white clover and turnips into Britain.
Playing local gigs in and around the Edinburgh area, they had a large turnover of members before drummer Derek Longmuir and his bass-playing brother Alan teamed up with singer Nobby Clarke and guitarist John Devine.
Wanting to change their name to something that sounded more "American", their new manager Tam Paton decided to stick a pin in a map of the United States to help them choose a new handle. The first attempt landed in Arkansas, but wanting something sexier, the next nearest place that appealed to them was Bay City, Michigan.
The suffix "Rollers" was added and the new name was complete.
The band was getting a lot of good exposure in their native Scotland including a Sunday night residency at Edinburgh's 'Top Storey' and further into northern England.
As word spread, their reputation grew, and Dick Leahy, boss of Bell Records, was invited by Paton to see the band in action while he was fogbound at Glasgow Airport. He signed them to his Bell label without hearing them play a note. Despite the success of their first attempt, the next three releases were all duds.
By now, the members were becoming discouraged and in Juneguitarist Eric Faulkner was added to the line-up. Paton sent out postcard photos of the band to fan clubs and pop magazines in a bid for publicity, and a striking change of image occurred when the band adopted the tartan patterns of their country, added to shirts and half-mast trousers and scarves.
The Rollers had one last shot at the big time as Bell allowed them one more single before their contract expired.
In Februarya song called "Remember" was released and climbed to 6 on the U. The next time out, the follow-up was the powerful "Shang-A-Lang", an early Rollers anthem, and it made it to 2 in the U. With more radio play, The Bay City Rollers were introduced to the rest of the country.
They were now hot, photogenic, accessible, and well marketed. Success this time had come with the all-important follow-up hit. Striking while the iron was hot, "Summerlove Sensation" was issued and peaked at 3 in July ' It was the band's 4th top ten hit in a little over 7 months.
Around this time cracks began to appear in the Roller veneer. By now the group had struck a chord with young teenagers and pre-pubescent fans in search of pin-up pop stars. Merchandise was flying off of the shelves, and their faces were featured on teenaged magazine covers and TV shows.
Privately however, the Rollers were none too happy. Their last single was branded by the band itself as "rubbish teeny fodder", and they had wanted the B side, "The Bump" as the A side.
The Bump was a dance craze doing the rounds at that time. It also came to light around this time that it wasn't just the Rollers that sang and played on their records.Biogz 'B' Back Next.
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