Eric Faulkner (born 21
October 1953) is a guitarist, songwriter, and singer,
best known as a member of the Scottish pop band, the Bay City Rollers.
Francis Falconer was born at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary,
youngster he learned to play the viola
played for a time in a youth orchestra. He is also adept at playing
Faulkner joined the Bay City Rollers in 1972 as their guitarist
, after a stint with the group KIP
(previously known as Sugar). Faulkner was a member of the Rollers
for the duration of their existence into the 1980s. He was a
of many Rollers songs
, including the UK
Singles Chart hits
and "Love Me Like I Love You".
In 1976, during the Rollers heyday, Faulkner made headlines for an
attempt via sleeping
The incident was turned into a media
opportunity by Bay City Rollers manager
who allegedly phoned the press
before emergency services; Faulkner maintains the overdose was
accidental and not a suicide attempt.
In the 1990s, he served as lead singer of a reformed version of the
Bay City Rollers, which for a time also featured his wife, singer
Karen "Kass" Prosser. He also toured with his own band, The Eric
Faulkner Co-operative that he founded with Prosser.
performed at Guilfest 2006 with 3
Men & Black, featuring Pauline Black from The Selecter.
During the set he led a
tribute to the late Syd Barrett
"See Emily Play
", as well as "Radio
Heaven", a recent song he penned, and a rendition of the Bay City
Rollers hit "Shang-a-Lang". Faulkner continued to perform with 3
Men & Black as a support act on their 2006 concert
now tours as a solo act, and opened at
the 2007 Glastonbury
Festival for Tony Benn, at the Left
Field under the banner "Another World is Possible".
performs all the old favourite Roller tunes as Eric Faulkner's Bay
On the legal front, 
Faulkner and the other former Bay City
Rollers continue to battle for extensive unpaid royalties
that they believe are owed them.
- Irwin Stambler, Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock & Soul.
1974. St. Martin's Press, Inc. New York, N.Y. ISBN 0312025734
- BBC News 2007