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Today is truly a sad day in the world of rock music as we have just learned that iconic bassist and founding Bay City Rollers member Alan Longmuir has passed away at the age of 70. The news was broken via Alan’s official Facebook page with a ‘Statement on behalf of Eileen and the Longmuir family by Nik Rankin.’
Alongside his younger brother Derek Longmuir, Alan started the Bay City Rollers in Edinburh, Scotland. The band first found success with a handful of hit singles such as “Remember (Sha-La-La-La)”, “Shang-a-Lang”, and “Summerlove Sensation” just to name a few. To this day, these and many other Bay City Rollers’ songs are covered and replayed constantly. This is a clear testament to Alan and the band’s legacy, and for that he will be missed.
It truly goes without saying that Alan was, is, and always will be a pillar to the rock & roll community. His work in creating one of the greatest bands in all of rock & roll has forever changed the landscape of music, and all for the better. Alan was one of the best, pure and simple. Rest in peace, Alan Longmuir, you will be missed!