Les McKeown

Born Nov 12, 1955

Les McKeown is a Scottish pop singer. He was the lead singer for the Bay City Rollers during their most successful period.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Les McKeown.


1955 Birth Born in 1955.


1973 18 Years Old He joined the Bay City Rollers in late 1973, replacing original lead singer Nobby Clark. … Read More


1978 23 Years Old He was with the band until 1978, at which time he left to pursue a career as a solo artist. … Read More


1988 33 Years Old In 1988-1989 Les McKeown worked with Dieter Bohlen. … Read More
1990 35 Years Old In 1990 he participated in the UK heats of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Ball and Chain", which placed fifth.


2005 50 Years Old He was ordered by Harlow magistrates on 23 August 2005 to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on drugs charges, following his bail release.
2006 51 Years Old 1 More Event
On 31 January 2006, McKeown admitted being a drug user but denied being a dealer.
2009 54 Years Old …  In an interview with Scotland on Sunday in 2009, he talked about his sexual relationship with Tam Paton and his own bisexuality. … Read More
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