BREAKING: Bay City Rollers singer Les McKeown dies suddenly aged 65

BREAKING: Bay City Rollers singer Les McKeown dies suddenly aged 65 as devastated friends pay tribute

  • Family have announced the death of Bay City Rollers singer Les McKeown at 65 

Bay City Rollers singer Les McKeown has died at the age of 65.

The announcement was made by his family on the band’s Facebook page this afternoon.

The statement read: ‘It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father Leslie Richard McKeown.


Pictured: Les McKeown, lead singer of the Bay City Rollers, has died suddenly aged 65

Les McKeown found worldwide fame in Scottish pop group the Bay City Rollers in the 1970s

‘Leslie died suddenly at home on Tuesday 20 April 2021. We are currently making arrangements for his funeral.

‘If you would like to remember Leslie, please make a donation in his name to: [details] We thank you and ask for privacy after the shock of our profound loss.

‘Thank you. Keiko and Jubei McKeown’

Formed at the end of the 1960s, the Bay City Rollers enjoyed huge success at home and abroad with their distinctive tartan outfits and upbeat pop tunes like Bye Bye Baby and Shang-a-Lang.

Formed at the end of the 1960s, the Bay City Rollers enjoyed huge success at home and abroad

They had a massive teen following and sold more than 100 million records.

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