Longmuir, Derek

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Longmuir, Derek Gender: M
born on 19 March 1951 at 02:25 (= 02:25 AM )
Place Edinburgh, Scotland, 55n57, 3w13
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 27°41' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°59 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 20°32'

Derek Longmuir (At center, 1976)
photo: Rob Bogaerts (ANEFO), license cc-by-sa-3.0


Scottish rock musician, drummer and one of the founding members, with his brother Alan, of the band, "Bay City Rollers."

The original group formed while the brothers were still in school, performing at local gigs and approached by Tam Paton who recognized their talent and becomes their manager; choosing the group's name by sticking a pin in a map of the U.S. They signed to Bell Records in 1971, toured extensively throughout the UK, but received their highest popularity in Japan.

Alan left the band in April 1976 and Derek left in June 1977 to become a nurse in Edinburgh. The remainder of the band dissolved around 1978. The band's manager, Tam Paton, was sentenced to three years in prison in 1982 for gross indecency to teen boys. In 1990, varying band members reunited for an annual concert in Japan.

In 2000, Longmuir was sentenced to 300 hours of community service for possession of child pornography. His foster son stated in an interview that he had been set up by an obsessed American fan who mailed him the material a few days before it was discovered.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Longmuir, Alan (born 20 June 1948). Notes: Band mates in Bay City Rollers
  • business associate/partner relationship with McGlynn, Pat (born 31 March 1958). Notes: Band mates in Bay City Rollers
  • business associate/partner relationship with McKeown, Les (born 12 November 1955). Notes: Band mates in Bay City Rollers
  • business associate/partner relationship with Wood, Stuart "Woody" (born 25 February 1957). Notes: Band mates in Bay City Rollers


  • Work : New Job 1970 (Debut of "Bay City Rollers")
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1971 (Signed with Bell Records)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit June 1977 (Leaves the band, age 26)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family trauma 1995 (Alan has a heart attack)
  • Family trauma 1 February 1997 (Alan has a stroke, blood clot in the brain)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes Caroline Gerard from B.C., British Entertainers 1997


  • Lifestyle : Work : Loss of job (Leaves the band, age 26)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (International tours)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Musical group)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs (Unpaid royalties)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Bay City Roller)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Drums)
  • Vocation : Medical : Nurse/ Nurse's Aids (Nurse)