Happy Birthday to Alan Longmuir, June 20, 1948

Happy Birthday to Alan Longmuir, June 20, 1948

Alan Longmuir (born in Edinburgh, Scotland) was the Scottish bass guitarist for the 1970s pop group, the Bay City Rollers. His younger brother Derek Longmuir was a founding member and drummer for the group.

Biography

Longmuir was born at Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion Hospital, Edinburgh. In 1976, at the height of the band’s popularity, Alan Longmuir was replaced by rhythm guitarist Ian Mitchell, a man ten years his junior, who would in turn make way for Pat McGlynn. Tam Paton, then the group’s manager, alleged that Longmuir had tried to commit suicide.

Longmuir returned to the group in 1978 following McGlynn’s departure, and thereafter switched between bass guitar, rhythm guitar and keyboards. He also plays piano accordion.

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