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Derek Longmuir


1955 -

Drummer and founding member of the "tartan teen sensations" Bay City Rollers. Born in Edinburgh, the son of an undertaker, Longmuir was raised in the Dalry area of the city.

He began in The Saxons in 1965, founded with his brother Alan Longmuir (1948 - 2018), which soon became the Bay City Rollers. He played the drums with the band into the 1980s, contributing to hits including Shang-a-Lang (1974), Bye Bye Baby (1975) and I Only Want to be With You (1976). He left music to train as a nurse, working at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.


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