By Alan Davies
Friday, November 30, 2012
THE Story of The Bay City Rollers will be told in Potters Bar this weekend.
EVERY teeny-bopper act since the late 60s has been described at some point or other as “the biggest group since The Beatles”.
And the Bay City Rollers were, for a fleeting moment in time, precisely that.
The music of the Bay City Rollers became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid 70s.
The face and voice of that soundtrack belonged to Les McKeown.
For those not around at the time, the teen sensations from Scotland were the One Direction of their era.
With Les leading the way, the band’s singles and albums shot to the number one spot all over the globe.
Hits such as Shang-a-Lang and Summerlove Sensation sparked Bay City Roller-mania and propelled the band to worldwide superstardom.
With screaming girls following the Tartan-wearing quintet everywhere, the band reached their peak in 1975 with UK number one hits Bye Bye Baby and follow-up Give A Little Love.
The Bay City Rollers Story is a celebration of those hectic days of hit songs, touring, TV shows and the behind the scenes pandemonium that followed the band everywhere they went.
Fronted by Les McKeown, the show comes to the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar on Saturday.
Tickets cost £19.50 and £17.50 and are available from the box office on 01707 645005 or online via www.wyllyottscentre.co.uk