Ex-Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown has passed away, aged 65.

McKeown’s wife and son announced the singer’s death in a post on his official Twitter account writing: “It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father Leslie Richard McKeown.

“Leslie died suddenly at home on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

“We are currently making arrangements for his funeral and ask for privacy after the shock of our profound loss. Thank you. Keiko and Jubei McKeown.”

The band also issued a statement soon, saying: “We are saddened by the news of Leslie McKeown’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Peko and his son Jubei, their family and friends. Rest In Peace, Leslie.”


The Scottish pop singer fronted the Bay City Rollers during their most successful period in the 1970s.

They were known for hits like ‘I Only Wanna Be With You’, ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Shang-a-Lang’ and ‘Give a Little Love’.