Sunday, October 1, 2023

Bay City Roller still rockin

Yourthurrock cameras are everywhere and we were at the neighbouring Havering Show last weekend

Mention the Bay City Rollers and certain young ladies come over all unecessary. We were amazed that Eric still draws a big crowd of devotees.

This band were great and despite an alarmingly short set (not their fault) they wowed the crowds playing all the old favourites. Watch the film as it includes an interview with the great man himself

Eric Faulkner joined the Bay City Rollers in 1972 as their guitarist, after a stint with the group KIP (previously known as Sugar). Faulkner was a member of the Rollers for the duration of their existence into the 1980s. He was a co-writer of many Rollers songs, including the UK Singles Chart hits “Money Honey” and “Love Me Like I Love You”.

In the 1990s, he served as lead singer of a reformed version of the Bay City Rollers, which for a time also featured his wife, singer Karen “Kass” Prosser. He also toured with his own band, The Eric Faulkner Co-operative that he founded with Prosser.
Faulkner performed at Guilfest 2006 with 3 Men & Black, featuring Pauline Black from The Selecter. During the set he led a tribute to the late Syd Barrett and sang “See Emily Play”, as well as “Radio Heaven”, a recent song he penned, and a rendition of the Bay City Rollers hit “Shang-a-Lang”. Faulkner continued to perform with 3 Men & Black as a support act on their 2006 concert tour.

Faulkner now tours as a solo act, and opened at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival for Tony Benn, at the Left Field under the banner “Another World is Possible”.
On the legal front, Faulkner and the other former Bay City Rollers continue to battle for extensive unpaid royalties that they believe are owed them.

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