But his life changed forever in 1969 when he wrote Penny Arcade in Anglesey, North Wales. But Roy recorded it thus disqualifying its entry and the rest is history. It has been adopted by Glasgow Rangers fans in Scotland and a charity version of the song is helping raise cash for a worthwhile cause. Thousands of pounds expected from downloads and single sales of Penny Arcade are going to the Erksine Hospital, which helps wounded servicemen and veterans. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The current lockdown levels for Scotland's 32 council areas will be reviewed next week. The dad-of-one and wife Linda watched the flick — which also stars Ewen Bremner as Spud — on Tuesday at a cinema in Leeds. That was the ‘light shone in the night’ line from the song. "I'm a crybaby me, and I had tears in my eyes watching my son walk out for one of the biggest clubs in the country with the best fanbase you could ever meet in your life. View our online Press Pack. Join thousands of fans who have signed up to our Rangers newsletter. Cops raided two addresses on Friday when they discovered tablets and solid blocks of crystallised ecstasy with an estimated combined street value of £2,000. Last year Mark Warburton admitted he was sold on a move to Gers after his son showed him a clip of the fans’ favourite being played at Ibrox after a home win. He lives in Churchill Grove, in Heckmondwike, and has memories of a career which began with a band called The Voltairs. Sundays Old Firm derby at Ibrox saw the Rangers team take to the field to the strains of Penny Arcade. The film has a massive following and it’s the first one that a song of mine has featured in. SONGWRITER Sammy King is back in the music charts. 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Paper Subscription to the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, Paper Subscription to the Paisley Daily Express, © 2020 Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd, Chris Sutton blasts Government's Rangers response as Celtic legend left 'baffled' by Covid change of mind. The former Aberdeen striker admits watching son Josh play at Ibrox had a profound effect on him. Answer. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. He and the band were appearing at the famous Batley Variety Club, supporting Roy Orbison who was on a UK tour. The Norwegian winger has been one of the Hoops' better players and is focused on improving at the club. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. Why do rangers fans sing penny arcade? He told The Scottish Sun on Sunday: “I’ve since found out that Robert Carlyle’s a Rangers fan. “I’ve had requests before with the song but I’m always careful it’s not used for sectarian purposes because it’s a pop song. I’m very surprised at how it all took off. The young Sammy went to St Josephs Primary School in Batley and then St Bedes Grammar School in Bradford before taking a course at Dewsbury and Batley College of Art. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun Online? Windass played for the Ibrox side between 2016 and 2018 and was a key player for Rangers before his move to Wigan last summer. Still though, I couldn’t believe it. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. They had inquired about using the Roy Orbison version, but then they found out I had my own version and got in touch. Top Answer. Our. “To be honest, it’s not my genre – I’m an old rock ‘n’ roller. The song has been released through record shops and on itunes and within days had soared from number 74 in the download charts to number 9 as thousands of Rangers fans paid for it. Firework sale restrictions planned in safety crackdown across Scotland. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Sammy, 69, who was born and brought up in Batley, has recorded a new version of the song which Rangers fans have sung for years as one of their anthems. This song has opened a lot of doors for me and it always amazes me where it gets to.”. Get the biggest stories direct to your inbox. He said: “I’ve had messages from people on Facebook saying, ‘We’re Celtic fans and we don’t like the Rangers but we do like the song!’. Sacha Holmes and Tori Wilson, both 30, crashed in the village of Thorner in the early hours of Thursday (Oct 29) morning. And the OAP, from Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, was stunned to receive a letter last year saying director Danny Boyle wanted it for his blockbuster movie sequel. Scots schoolboys aged 13 and 15 charged over allegedly selling MDMA. 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