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

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The Edinburgh singer died suddenly at the age of 65 on Tuesday, leaving his family and friends of the band devastated.

His former manager John MacLaughlan who dealt with his comeback shows in 2015 in broke the news after being called by Les’s wife Peko.

John said: “I’m very sad and shocked and so is Peko, his wife. She is heartbroken and called me from Les’ phone with the news. I picked up and thought it was Les wanting a chat.”

“I’m still in shock right now, I spoke to him last week and he was on great form and happy about life and happy to book his tour.”

“He was hoping to get it all going again and he was one of the hardest working men in the music industry. We got on so great and he was great fun to be around. He had his moments but was always a good laugh to be around and a great performer.”

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Scottish pop group the Bay City Rollers, circa 1975.

Stuart Woody Wood, guitarist with the band who had worldwide hits with Bye Bye Baby, Shanganang, and Saturday Night said: “I am upset and shocked to hear this very sad news.”

“Les and I had our differences over the years but even though we had disagreements we are sending our heartfelt condolences to Peko wife and his son Jubie and all the Bay City Rollers Fans. It’s a sad day in Bay City Roller history.”