Les McKeown has died aged 65.
The Bay City Rollers frontman passed away on Tuesday (20.04.21), the band comprise confirmed in an announcement.
They stated: “It is miles with profound disappointment that we squawk the death of our beloved husband and father Leslie Richard McKeown. Leslie died at dwelling on Tuesday April 20, 2021.”
Guitarist Stuart Wood added in his have faith assertion: “I am upset and insecure to listen to this very unhappy data. Les and I had our variations over the years nevertheless despite the proven fact that we had disagreements we’re sending our heartfelt condolences to Peko companion and his son Jubie and the total Bay City Rollers Followers. It be a tragic day in Bay City Curler history.
“He turned into as soon as a immense efficiency on stage and he turned into as soon as full of vitality. I turned into as soon as roadying when Les first came into the band and I saw his first gig when he took over from Nobby Clark and injected unusual existence into the band.”
Les joined the Bay City Rollers in 1973 earlier than leaving the team five years later in 1978.
Used supervisor John MacLaughlan told the Day-to-day File newspaper: “I’m very unhappy and insecure and so is Peko, his companion. She is heartbroken and called me from Les’ phone with the info. I picked up and thought it turned into as soon as Les wanting a chat.
“I’m aloof in shock glorious now, I spoke to him closing week and he turned into as soon as on immense make and happy about existence and happy to e book his tour. We had been guests as well to working partners. He turned into as soon as hoping to fetch it all going again and he turned into as soon as one among the toughest working men in the tune substitute. We bought on so immense and he turned into as soon as immense stress-free to be round.”
Les McKeown dies aged 65