23 April 2021:
Sad news this morning with the death of former Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56848233
Australian singles chart:
Money Honey entered the Kent Music Report on 8 December 1975 and peaked at #3. The song was #24 on the Top 100 of 1976.
The Bay City Rollers’ line-up had many changes over the years, but the classic line-up during its heyday included guitarists Eric Faulkner and Stuart Wood, singer Les McKeown, bassist Alan Longmuir, and drummer Derek Longmuir.
The Bay City Rollers were extremely popular in Australia. One example of their popularity, was put into the book about the TV show Countdown. Their 1976 appearance coincided with a total eclipse of the sun. Director Ted Emery recalled:
(there)… were thousands of kids done up in tartan pants that didn’t reach the top of their shoes, constantly bashing on the plexiglas doors. They would do anything… to get into that television studio. There’s 200 kids bashing on the door and a total eclipse of the sun occurred. I’d never seen one. On this day we all stopped in the studio and the Rollers went up on the roof. We stood out there and watched the flowers close up and all the automatic street lighting come on. It was chilling, the most fantastic thing you’d ever see. Downstairs the kids never turned around, staring into the plexiglas waiting to see the Rollers come out of the studio, go down the corridor and into the canteen. (They) never noticed the total eclipse of the sun.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_City_Rollers
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