Kindred Spirts photos bring back memories of the day the Bay City Rollers came to Ipswich
A previous edition of Kindred Spirits featured visits to Ipswich by the Bay City Rollers in 1975 and 1976 - and the photos promoted readers to write in with their memories.
Were you in the crowd for either of the gigs? I have a picture of my school friend Bev Pipe (left) and me getting ready to see the Bay City Rollers at the Gaumont in 1975. Bev’s brother had got a new motorcycle that day. When we got to the theatre everybody was screaming and shouting “We want the Rollers” It was a great and enjoyable night. When I saw Les McKewen my heart just melted. I was only sixteen at the time. Thank you for bringing back the 1970s. Sandra Ward, Franklin Road, Ipswich
I was at the concert and still have my ticket and programme. It was Sunday October 27, 1976, I went to the second performance at 8 p.m. The tickets cost £1.40. I was in the stalls. There was so much screaming through the concert you could not hear the group play.
William Martin, Field View, School Road, Sudbourne
My two daughters and I are in one of the photographs. We are in the foreground and two of us are wearing glasses. I liked the Bay City Rollers as much as my daughters.
My daughter says it was 1975 when we saw them. I was 39 and my daughters 12 and 14. I felt old then with youngsters in the audience, but never less I thoroughly enjoyed myself and many other groups who came to the Gaumont.
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We went to see the Bay City Rollers at the O2 earlier this year with the Osmonds etc.
Thank you for suddenly making me feel old!
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