By Lisa Levy
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:43 AM EDT
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Bye Bye Baby: My Tragic Love Affair With the Bay City Rollers

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Before she was a rock critic, Sullivan was a maladroit Jersey girl with an obsessive crush on the Bay City Rollers. She forms the Tacky Tartan Tarts, a Rollers fan club, and devises ingenious schemes (like calling airlines pretending to be the manager’s secretary) to get close to the band. When the Tarts finally land at a post-gig party with their idols, the Rollers turn out to be completely unintelligible and much less clean-cut than advertised. A life lesson for ‘N Sync fans 20 years hence, BBB provides a welcome female perspective on the mysteries of music fandom: ”My entire Rollermaniac career was a struggle between knowing they were no Led Zep and loving them anyway.” Insert frenzied screaming here. A-

Bye Bye Baby: My Tragic Love Affair With the Bay City Rollers

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  • Caroline Sullivan

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