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The Singles


BILBO BAGGINS - 1974 to 1976

Side A - Saturday Night
Side B - Monday Morning Blues

1974 (UK) Polydor 2058 479

"Saturday Night" written by Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington; produced by Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington.

"Monday Morning Blues" written by Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington; produced by Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington.

As a side note, The Bay City Rollers also recorded a track called "Saturday Night" in 1973, the lead vocalist at that time was Gordon "Nobby" Clark. Bilbo Baggins' version (not the same song) was recorded around the same time and no one is really sure which version was recorded first, BCR or BB, although neither versions were successful in the UK.

Sheet Music for single "Saturday Night"

Side A - The Sha-Na-Na-Na Song
Side B - Run With The Devil

1974 (UK) Polydor 2058 530

"The Sha-Na-Na-Na Song" written by Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington; produced by Bickerton and Waddington.

"Run With The Devil" written by Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington; produced by Bickerton and Waddington.

Side A - Hold Me
Side B - Dance to The Band

I Can Feel Mad Single1975 (UK) Polydor 2058 575

"Hold Me" written by Little, Oppenheim and Schuster; produced by Miki Dallon.

"Dance To The Band" written by Gordon Liddle; produced by Miki Dallon.

Review: Hold Me (Polydor 2058 575)
Gravel voiced Presley imitation opens this remake of a real old-timer by Rollers Manger Tam Paton's other interest. Insistent and forceful, it's right in today's market - all the rage stamina of youth. But they do look a little dippy.

Review: Gravel-voiced Presley imitation opens this remake of a real old timer by Rollers' Manager Tam Paton's other interest. Insistant and forceful, it's right in today's market - all the rage and stamina of youth. But they do look a little dippy.

Side A - Back Home
Side B - What's Goin' On

1976 (UK) Polydor 2058 667

"Back Home" written by George Kooymans; produced by Miki Dallon.

"What's Goin' On" written by Brian Spence; produced by Miki Dallon.

The film below was taken from The Arrows show, UK 1976. It was produced by Muriel Young and recorded in Manchester, UK, at the Quay Street Studios in 1976.

Bilbo Baggins music is not generally available since it was originally released in the 1970's. The only modern release was on a compilation DVD from the Supersonic programme, see below, which has them performing "Back Home". It is a different performance to the above show.

Supersonic DVD

Review: Back Home (Polydor 2058 667)
Tam Paton's 'other' group and pretty far removed from the Rollers as well. Great intro that leads into some driving guitar chords. To my ears there's a similarity in sound to Slade - maybe it's the stomping beat. Still, the sound's very competent and deserves some airplay.

Side A - It's A Shame
Side B - Please Sir

1976 (UK) Polydor 2058 707

"It's A Shame" written by Alan Blakley; produced by Alan Blakley.

"Please Sir" written by Brian Spence; produced by Alan Blakley.

Review: 'It's A Shame' (Polydor 2058 707)
There was a lot of comment about how much like Slade Bilbo Baggins sounded on their last single. It won't happen with this one. Instead they've toned down the raucous bits, replacing them with a solid guitar riff running all the way through and slightly quieter vocals.

Side A - I Can Feel Mad
Side B - Dole Q Blues

1978 (UK) Lightning LIG 521

"I Can Feel Mad" written by Brian Spence; produced by Drew Simpson.

"Dole Q Blues" written by Liddle, Chisholm, McIntosh and Spence; produced by Drew Simpson.


BILBO 1976 - 1978

Unlike Bilbo Baggins all tracks were now written by Brian Spence alone.

Side A - She's Gonna Win * §
Side B - You Wanna Be Your Lover

1978 (UK) Lightning LIG 548

"She's Gonna Win" written by Brian Spence; produced by Alan Blakley.

"You Wanna Be Your Lover" written by Brian Spence; produced by Bilbo.

* Reached number 42 in UK charts.

She's Gonna Win Front CoverShe's Gonna Win Back Cover

§ Wolfgang Petry released a version of "She's Gonna Win" in 1978 called "Und w-w-wer küsst mich?" (translates as "And w w who kisses me?"). The writing credits were given as Brian Spence, K. van Haaren and R.Marcard, produced by ziert von Tony Hendrik and Karin Hartmann

Australian version of "She's Gonna Win"

Side A - Don't Blame It On Me
Side B - Don't Blame It On Me (Disco Version)

1978 (UK) Lightning LIG 551

"Don't Blame It On Me" written by Brian Spence; produced by Alan Blakley.

Side A - America
Side B - He Mustn't Know

1978 (UK) Lightning LIG 556

"America" written by Brian Spence; produced by by Alan Blakley and Bilbo.

"He Mustn't Know" written by Brian Spence; produced by Bilbo.

America

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