My sister is devastated. She has been a huge Rollers fan since mid 70 and pre Covid she would go and see Les McKeowns Bay City Rollers, all over the UK about 6 times a year. She had met Les god knows how many times, has hundreds of selfies with him.
At a point in the 70's they were the biggest band on the planet, had their own TV show and according to Wiki, sold around 120 million records
But they were naive and got ripped off by their management and have nothing to show for it
Think it was when they had a cover of a Four Seasons original Bye Bye Baby that was at number one 6 weeks and dreading when the new charts were announced that it still be at number one.
I dont know what was denied a number one spot by it being at number one but Bowie's brilliant Jean Genie was denied the number one spot by Little Jimmy Osmond's Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, so if something similar could understand Johnnie's frustration.
And they made up and was in interview as well.