I Ran With the Gang: The Inside Story of the Bay City Rollers
By (author) Alan Longmuir; With Martin Knight
The Bay City Rollers were a 1970s cultural phenomenon. A boy band from Scotland scaled the heights of teenage adulation witnessed a decade earlier by The Beatles. There was a point in 1975, against a backdrop of falling stock markets, a plummeting economy and industrial unrest, when the United Kingdom went a little bit mad and a little bit tartan. But by the 1980s the dream was over. Alan Longmuir was there from the start. In this book he traces his life from a tenement building in Dalry to penthouse parties in Hollywood, back to plumbing in Scotland in his `Postman Pat’ van. I Ran With The Gang tells it how it really was from the in-side from the man who really knows.
Martin Knight is the author of several books including collaborations with footballers George Best, Peter Osgood and Dave Mackay. He is co-author of terrace culture classic Hoolifan as well as accounts of a bare-knuckle fighter and international drug smuggler. Novels include Common People and Battersea Girl. In 2009 Gypsy Joe was selected as The Observer Sports Book of the Year. He lives in Surrey and Norfolk.