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Alan Longmuir (born 20 June 1949, Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland) was the Scottish bass guitarist for the 1970s pop group, the Bay City Rollers.

Biography

Longmuir was born at Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion Hospital, Edinburgh, and is the elder brother of the group's drummer, Derek Longmuir. In 1976, at the height of the band's popularity, Alan Longmuir was replaced by Ian Mitchell, a man ten years his junior. Tam Paton, then the group's manager, alleged that Longmuir had tried to commit suicide. Longmuir returned to the group in 1978.

Longmuir played the lead in the 1981 film Burning Rubber, an auto-racing melodrama filmed in South Africa.

Lately in poor health, he suffered a heart attack in 1995 and a stroke in 1997.

Longmuir lived with his ex-wife, Eileen, in Scotland, however now he lives in Torrevieja Spain.

References

Stambler, Irwin, Encyclopedia of Pop, rock & Soul. 1974. St. Martin's Press, Inc., New York, New York, ISBN 0-312-25025-8


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