Philip Wainman, who produced some of the biggest hits of the Bay City Rollers, is suing BMG U.K. and Ireland for royalties dating back 24 years. In a writ issued at London's High Court, Wainman claims

LONDON -- Philip Wainman, who produced some of the biggest hits of the Bay City Rollers, is suing BMG U.K. and Ireland for royalties dating back 24 years.

In a writ issued at London's High Court, Wainman claims that BMG has failed to pay him royalties since 1980 for the group's singles "Bye Bye Baby," "Give a Little Love" and "Money Honey," as well as two albums.

Wainman seeks damages of more than 150,000 pounds ($275,294).

Wainman, who worked for Utopia Management when he produced the Bay City Rollers material, says the Arista label agreed to pay Utopia royalties of 2% on some singles and albums by the group.

He says he produced the 1974 albums "Wouldn't You Like It" and "Once Upon a Star," and claims that BMG, which then took over Arista, breached the agreement by failing to pay royalties on the works since February 1980.

Wainman is also seeking interest from the record company.

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