Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown has died aged 65

Les claimed two UK Number 1 singles and a pair of chart-topping albums with Bay City Rollers.

Les McKeown, frontman of Scottish pop-rock Bay City Rollers has died at the age of 65.

The singer's family announced that he died suddenly at home on Tuesday April 20. No cause of death has been confirmed. Les is survived by his wife Peko Keiko and their son Jubei.

"It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father Leslie Richard McKeown," the family's statement read. "Leslie died suddenly at home on Tuesday 20 April. We are currently making arrangements for his funeral and ask for privacy after the shock of our profound loss."

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Bay City Rollers scored two UK Number 1 singles in 1975 - Give A Little Love and perhaps their most famous hit Bye Bye Baby. The group enjoyed ten consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1971 and 1976, achieving twelve Top 40 hits in total.

The band's 1974 debut album Rollin' topped the Official Albums Chart, as did their second LP, 1975's Once Upon A Star. View all of Bay City Rollers' hit songs and albums.

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Kevin Locklin


Another music legend gone. Rollermania will never ever die. Where 1970'S musicians could actually sing and play there own instruments, unlike today's . R.I.P LES MCKEOWN.