Les McKeown Biography – Les McKeown Wiki
Les McKeown (born Leslie Richard McKeown) was a Scottish pop singer, best known as the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers. He joined the band in late 1973 before leaving in 1978. The band’s first big hit came in 1973 with Remember. They went on to release iconic tracks including All of Me Loves All of You, and I Only Want to Be With You.
Les McKeown Age
Les McKeown was born on 12 November 1955, in the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Les McKeown Wife
Was Les McKeown married? He was married to his Japanese wife Peko Keiko McKeown. The couple had been together for 44 years since they met in 1978.
Les McKeown Children
Les McKeown and his wife Peko Keiko had one child together – their son, Jubei McKeown.
Les McKeown Death
The pop star’s family wrote on Twitter: “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.”
His former manager John MacLaughlan also shared the heartbreaking news after receiving a phone call from Les’ devastated wife Peko Keiko.
MacLaughlan 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.
“We were friends as well as working partners.
“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.”
“He was a great singer. The Bay City Rollers were the biggest band in the world in the mid seventies and beyond.
“They had their own TV show and Rollermania. They flew the flag for Scotland and made me think as a wee boy watching the telly you can be a popstar and in music and they meant a lot to me getting involved in music and the industry and the clothes and the hair and image were brilliant and the gang mentality was amazing.
“I’m honoured to have worked with them.”
Bay City Roller guitarist Stuart Woody Wood 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.
“He was a great performance on stage and he was full of energy. Iwas roadying when Les first came into the band and I saw his first gig when he took over from Nobby Clark and injected new life into the band.
“I was fifteen and he was seventeen. I joined properly when I turned sixteen in 74. He had lots of energy on stage.”
Les McKeown Cause of Death
His cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
Les McKeown Net Worth
Les McKeown’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Les McKeown Gay
While filming reality show Rehab for Living TV, former Bay City Roller Les McKeown admitted having 12 secret gay affairs behind wife Peko’s back.
His wife forgave him over his shock bisexual confession and stood by him. In a sensational interview with The Scottish Sun, he said: “Everything’s not back to normal. We’ve not shared any intimacy since we filmed the show last November. I’m just working on getting the trust back. But this could have torn our family apart and that hasn’t happened.”
Les McKeown First Wife
Information about Les McKeown’s first wife is being updated.