THE sudden death of Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown has broken hearts of fans devoted to the Scottish group.

Les McKeown was due at King's Hall in Ilkley in September, in a show celebrating 50 years since he first performed on stage, when the Bay City Rollers had their first Top 10 single, Keep On Dancing.

We've taken a look back at Rollermania in Bradford. Were you there?

In November 1995 the Bay City Rollers played Queen's Hall Cellar Bar in Bradford, with fans dressed in tartan and waving scarves, recreating the band's Seventies heyday. The Scottish lads, whose faces adorned the bedroom walls of thousands of teenagers two decades earlier, gave the audience a night to remember.

With his romantic lyrics and flamboyant style, Les, who died this week aged 65, joined the Rollers as the singer in 1973, as the band's fame was rising. He remained lead vocalist until 1978.

The band had global success with their distinctive tartan outfits and upbeat pop tunes like Bye Bye Baby, Give a Little Love and Shang-A-Lang. They sold more than 100 million records, were regulars on Top of the Pops and had a massive teen to rival Beatlemania and Osmondmania.

"I feel really sad that Les has gone. He was my first crush," said Julie Richardson of Idle, who loved the Bay City Rollers as a youngster. "I was about 11, my older sister had their records and we played them endlessly. We used to watch Shang-A-Lang on TV every week.

"The Bay City Rollers were huge - they were massive in America. People forget how big they were. They were the One Direction of their time. I've seen Les live a couple of times over the years. He gave us some good memories."

Fans will also remember the Rollers' 1992 sell-out gig at Maestro on Manningham Lane. Waving tartan scarves in the air, delighted crowds sang along to the hits.

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