Bay City Rollermania

Bay City Rollermania

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The Bay City Rollers sold more than 100 million records worldwide in the 70's. With huge hits like "Saturday Night", "You Made Me Believe In Magic", "I Only Want To Be With You" and more. Bay City Rollermania recreates the look and sound of the band at their chart topping peak.

Biography

BAY CITY ROLLERMANIA

1974 saw the emergence of the musical phenomenon known as the BAY CITY ROLLERS. Nothing like the Rollers had emerged since the Beatles, and nothing has emerged like them since. The level of hysteria aroused in their fans was incredible. Worldwide, Bay City Rollers concerts routinely became riots. According to England's New Musical Express, the Rollers were a "cult of vast proportions."

Something like one in four youths was a Bay City Rollers fan and they sold records by the millions. The Bay City Rollers are still one of Arista Records biggest selling artists, with 13 gold singles to their credit.

In 1975, Arista president Clive Davis used his intuition and selected an album cut he thought would sell in America. The Rollers and Arista were aided with top-notch promotion. The quintet appeared live on the premier of ABC- TV's "Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell." Davis' intuition was correct. The album cut, "Saturday Night," was their first U.S. chart topper. More hits followed: "I Only Want To Be With You," "Rock n' Roll Love Letter," "The Way I Feel Tonight," "Money Honey," and "You Made Me Believe In Magic" were all Top 40 smashes.

The Bay City Rollers soon had die hard tartan-clad devotees in the U.S. just like they did in the rest of the world. They performed on all the major television programs of the day, and were even hosts of their own NBC-TV series, which is now being shown in syndication.

The Rollers appeared on the cover of 16 Magazine more times than any other artist or celebrity. British rocker Nick Lowe wrote and recorded a catchy tune called "Rollers Show," which expressed the happiness in anticipation of a Bay City Rollers concert. Maddening Rollermania became the rule wherever the band appeared. Teenage girls routinely screamed until they fainted at Rollers' concerts.

BAY CITY ROLLERMANIA recreates the magic with former members of the BCR including Tommy Cosentino, Joe Stefanelli and lead vocalist Kyle Vincent. They continue to make new fans with their non-stop energy and enthusiastic performances of the Rollers' hits

The signs that Rollermania hasn't abated after all these years are everywhere...

Numerous Roller fan sites exist on the Internet.

The Hasbro Board game, "Trivial Pursuit" includes a Bay City Roller quiz question.

Comedian Craig Ferguson chose to use a BCR doll as a prop throughout the comedy, "The Big Tease".

Mike Myers landed the band in his film, "So, I Married an Axe Murderer."

Planter’s Peanuts put Saturday Night in a nation-wide television advertisement and the hit song was even included in the movies, "Heavyweights", and "Spirit Of '76."

The Campbell's Soup Company utilized the Bay City Rollers version of "I Only Wanna Be With You" for a V8 Juice commercial, released world-wide.

The popular sitcom "That 70’s Show" often used images as well as recordings of the BCR, while VH1 featured Ian and the Rollers in an episode of "Where Are They Now" and "Behind The Music".

Mentioned by name in episodes of "Friends" and "Buffy The Vampire Slayer."

The Rollers were an integral part of the story line in the movie, "Love Actually," while their #1 UK song "Bye Bye Baby" was included in the film’s on-screen soundtrack.

Touchstone Pictures included the song "Money Honey" during the promotion of their hit movie, "The Ladykillers" starring Academy Award winner, Tom Hanks.

In 2008, the crew of the Space Shuttle "Endeavour" were awakened by the BCR song "Saturday Night." The song was a special request for mission specialist, Garrett Reisman.

BAY CITY ROLLERMANIA'S ambition is to provide the world with excitement as they perform the pop hits of the Bay City Rollers, making every night an S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT!

Discography

SINGLES

"Keep On Dancin" - # 9 - 1971
"Remember" - # 6 - 1973
"Shang A Lang" - # 2 - 1974
"Summerlove Sensation" - # 3 - 1974
"All Of Me Loves All Of You" - # 4 - 1974
"Bye Bye Baby" - #1 - 1975
"Give A Little Love" - #1 - 1975
"Saturday Night" - #1 - 1976
"Money Honey" - # 3 - 1976
"Love Me Like I Love You" - # 4 - 1976
"I Only Want To Be With You" - # 4 - 1976
"You Made Me Believe In Magic" - #10 - 1977

ALBUMS

"Rollin'" - 1974 (Gold)
"Once Upon A Star" - 1975 (Gold)
"Wouldn't You Like It" - 1975 (Gold)
"Bay City Rollers" - 1975 (Gold)
"Rock N Roll Love Letter" - 1976 (Gold)
"Dedication" - 1976 (Platinum)
"It's A Game" - 1977 (Platinum)
"Greatest Hits - 1977 (Platinum)

Set List

ROCK N ROLLER

ROCK N ROLL LOVELETTER

I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU
GIVE A LITTLE LOVE

SHANG A LANG

REMEMBER
ALL OF ME LOVES ALL OF YOU

KEEP ON DANCING

LET’S GO
THE WAY I FEEL TONIGHT

LET’S PRETEND

DON’T WORRY BABY

MONEY HONEY
SUMMERLOVE SENSATION

YOU MADE ME BELIEVE IN MAGIC

YESTERDAY’S HERO

IT’S A GAME
BYE BYE BABY

SATURDAY NIGHT