Bay City Babylon: The Unbelievable but True Story of the Bay City Rollers


Wayne Coy

For thirty-five years, Wayne Coy has made his living as a multiple award-winning radio program director and morning show host. Before Bay City Babylon, his previous writing experience included freelance work for newspapers and magazines in Northern California. He also spent time as the top forty radio editor for GAVIN, the highly respected San Francisco-based weekly music trade publication. Next up for the author is Dented Can: The Autobiography of Wayne Coy and Hearthrob Hysteria: The History of Rock & Roll Teen Idols (and the girls who understand). Coy is married with six children and resides in the East San Francisco Bay Area. He is the host of the popular Hometown Mornings show on KKIQ & KKDV radio, a fixture on the San Francisco stand-up comedy scene and president of Got Live Entertainment, an artist management and concert promotion company.

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Which was Inspired by the Bay City Rollers?

A. The forming of The Sex Pistols?

B. U2’s first public performance?

C. Kurt Cobain’s musical direction for Nirvana?

D. The Ramones to write “Blitzkreig Bop”?

E. All of the above?

Bay City Babylon tells the story of the unlikely pop phenomenon that was the Bay City Rollers—from their humble Scottish beginnings to worldwide fame and adulation, and what’s happened to them since. It’s a classic tale of rock stardom with all the trappings, excesses, anguish, and exhilaration that go with it. Featuring interviews with band members and those that were along for the “Rollermania” ride in the ‘70s. Plus, many never before published photographs and new “10th Anniversary” chapters that update the BCR story with details of their groundbreaking lawsuit for millions of dollars in unpaid record company royalties and their 2015 reunion.


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