Bye bye – Les McKeown


I was very sad to learn today that the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers, Les McKeown has died.

I have happy memories as a child of my Aunty Sonia dancing and singing along to them, and wherever I hear them even now, I remember watching her in her tartan scarf, bell-bottom flares and platform shoes.

Any death is sad, but it is all the more poignant for me because of the sheer joy of music and fun that the Bay City Rollers represent in my own childhood.

In his memory, here they are singing live in 1975. I was 4…

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