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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!

Eric Faulkner



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One thought on “Happy Birthday Eric Faulkner!

  1. misterdiscdailymusicbirthdays on said:

    My babysitter’s fave tune was Saturday Night… whenever I hear it I think of her ha

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