Alan Longmuir, the bass player and a founding member of Bay City Rollers, has died at age 70.
Longmuir left the band in 1976 after the release of the fifth Bay City Rollers album ‘Rock n Roll Love Letter’. Bay City Rollers had released five albums in just 18 months, were constantly on tour, and the pressure took its toll.
Alan Longmuir was holidaying in Mexico when he became ill three weeks ago and was flown home to Scotland.
Bay City Rollers Facebook page announced the news of Alan’s passing saying “Bay City Rollers founding member, Alan Longmuir, has sadly passed away. Our sincere condolences to all his family, friends and fans”.
Les McKeown, who still tours using Bay City Rollers name, posted to Twitter, a picture containing a photo of Alan, with the words,
“20-6-1948 – 2-7-2018
R.I.P. Alan Longmuir
The original Bay City Roller
Alan passed away at 06:00hrs today Monday 2nd July
surrounded by his family and friends.”
— Les McKeown (@LesMcKeownUK) July 2, 2018