First the news about Pete Townshend and now the Bay City Roller’s manager has
been arrested for abusing a male child. I can’t tell you how much I hated the
Bay City Rollers, but after dylan’s rant against disco and a
Bee Gee died within the same week I think I will be temperate (for a change).
These problem will all stop when rock musicians and managers are allowed to
marry and they allow female bands. I am starting a group called Voice of the
Fans (VOTF��) our motto is “Keep the music, change the bands” in which are task
is to get rid of musicianism. No longer should musicians be held on a pedestal
or stage above the listener. We will foster basic listener involvement in the
guidance and governance of bands. We want to make members of bands accountable
for their actions. How long do we have to put up with lame sophomore releases
and start to do something about it. We accept the screeching authority of bands,
including the role of managers and the preeminent role of the Smoking Pope’s.
Update: Andy says about Tom Paton’s arrest
“Actually, he was arrested on drugs charges stemming from an
investigation into possible child abuse.”
January 15, 2003
Television presenter Matthew Kelly
and former Bay City Roller manager Tam Paton have been arrested in connection
with a police investigation into child sex abuse allegations.The Stars in Their
Eyes host was arrested by Surrey Police at a Birmingham theatre on
Kelly is being held overnight at a Surrey police station
and will be questioned on Thursday morning.
Paton was arrested at his home in Edinburgh.
Police said the allegations against both men related to
offences against boys under the age of 16 during the 1970s. [Full
March 3, 2000
Bay City Rollers drummer Derek Longmuir
has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, the Reuters news service