Happy Birthday Eric Faulkner!
Like most young girls in the 1970s, I was a Bay City Rollers fan, from ages 12 to 13, until I started getting into harder rock, like KISS and Aerosmith.
Interesting story, when I was 17, well into punk rock by then, I had the opportunity to meet The Bay City Rollers when they were recording in New Jersey.
I don’t know how she did it, but a friend of mine found out where they were staying and got invited to the mansion, which looked like a castle. It was unbelievable — hanging out with The Rollers!
The entire mansion was filled with adoring young ladies, and one guy who was their roadie.
They were all there: Eric, Derek, Woody, Duncan and Alan.
Woody looked just like a cartoon character, it was so surreal. His accent was so heavy I couldn’t understand what he was saying. They were all so nice, but my favorite by far was Eric — he just had the best personality. All night long he was calling me “Punkette” because I was wearing a leather jacket with a Billy Idol button on it.
Eric was a lot of fun and definitely one of the coolest rock stars I ever met.
Here’s some recent footage of him, he’s still a cutie!