Les McKeown

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Les McKeown
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McKeown in 2010
Background information
Birth nameLeslie Richard McKeown
Born(1955-11-12)12 November 1955
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died20 April 2021(2021-04-20) (aged 65)
GenresPop rock
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1973–2021
Associated actsBay City Rollers

Leslie Richard McKeown (12 November 1955 – 20 April 2021) was a Scottish pop singer. He was the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers during the 1970s.

McKeown was born in Broomhouse, Edinburgh, on 12 November 1955.[1][2]

McKeown died at his home on 20 April 2021, aged 65.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Les McKeown, frontman of the Bay City Rollers, darlings of 1970s teenyboppers whose hits included Bye, Bye, Baby and Give a Little Love – obituary". The Daily Telegraph. London. 22 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021. (subscription required)
  2. Sullivan, Caroline (23 April 2021). "Les McKeown obituary". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  3. Jack Aitchison (22 April 2021). "Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers star, dead aged 65 as family pay tribute". The Herald.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Stambler, Irwin, Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock & Soul. 1974. St. Martin's Press, Inc., New York, N.Y. ISBN 0-312-02573-4
  • Shang-a-lang: Life as an International Pop Idol Les McKeown, Lynne Elliott, Irvine Welsh, 2003 ISBN 1-84018-651-8

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