The Star

Bay City Wild Boy turns to an Angel

Former wild man of rock Derek Longmuir made so much money he need never work again.
But every morning the ex-Bay City Roller reports for duty as a poorly-paid trainee NURSE.
He owes his new life to his girlfriend, Janice Green, 38, a lab-technican at London's Hammersmith Hospital ... and the shock of seeing his former Roller Billy Lyall die of AIDS.
Derek, who owns a luxury flat and a villa in Portugal, helps to care for the sick - some of them AIDS victims - at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
"I quit the Rollers and did nothing for years," said Derek yesterday. "But I was going crazy with boredom and the idea helping my fellow human beings appealed to me.


"I was doing voluntary work at the Sick Children's hospital in Edinburgh when I met Janice. "She suggested I became a trainee nurse, so here I am. It's hard, but very fulfilling. I find it as enjoyable as the music I loved."
Derek, 40, formed the Rollers with his brother Alan when he was 14. Three years later it was world tours, screaming fans and wild parties. He said: "It was fun and we had some mad times. But when we got too big the financial experts took over and the fun went. I was glad to leave.