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Why did Ian Mitchell leave Bay City Rollers?

Why did Ian Mitchell leave Bay City Rollers?

But he quit the band after nine months to return his native Northern Ireland, where he performed with old school friends as the group Rosetta Stone. While Mitchell was with the Rollers, they released the 1976 album Dedication and a cover version of Dusty Springfield’s I Only Want to Be With You.

Is Ian Mitchell dead?

Deceased (1958–2020)Ian Mitchell / Living or Deceased

How did Ian from the Bay City Rollers die?

throat cancer
On 1 September 2020, Ian Mitchell died at the age of 62 after suffering from throat cancer.

Who has died from Bay City Rollers?

singer Les McKeown
Bay City Rollers singer Les McKeown has died at the age of 65, his family has said. In a statement posted on Twitter, they wrote: “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.”

What killed Ian Mitchell?

September 1, 2020Ian Mitchell / Died

Did the Bay City Rollers get their money?

They handed over control of their money to their manager, lawyers and accountants and left the people in charge to sort out their money. It was placed in overseas accounts ostensibly to limit tax payments, but now the band can’t trace the money.

What was Bay City Rollers biggest hit?

I Only Want to Be with You
Track listing

No. Title Original album
1. “I Only Want to Be with You” Dedication (US 1976) / Non-album single (UK 1976)
2. “Money Honey” Rock n’ Roll Love Letter (US 1976) / Dedication (UK 1976)
3. “Rock and Roll Love Letter” Rock n’ Roll Love Letter
4. “The Way I Feel Tonight” It’s a Game (1977)

Who replaced Ian Mitchell?

The track reached No4 in the UK and number 12 on the US charts. Ian left in late 1976 and was replaced by guitarist Pat McGlynn.

Is Alan Longmuir still alive?

Deceased (1948–2018)Alan Longmuir / Living or Deceased

Who was the richest Bay City Roller?

The singer had a fortune of £6.5million, according to Idols Net Worth. He was born Leslie Richard McKeown on November 12, 1955. Les joined the Edinburgh based band in 1973 where he was the lead singer. He stayed with the band until 1978 and contributed to eight albums.

What happened Derek Longmuir?

Derek Longmuir In the early 1980s, he trained as a nurse and worked at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. In 2000, Derek was sentenced to 300 hours’ community service after admitting possessing child pornography. He was fired from his job at the Infirmary, although he was later readmitted to the nursing register.

Did the Bay City Rollers ever get their money?

There are still 80 albums and compilations on sale featuring songs by the Rollers, not to mention television and radio airplay and other royalties. Yet the band has not been paid a penny by its record label, Arista, in 25 years.

Who was singer with Ian Mitchell in Bay City Rollers?

US singer Kyle Vincent, who performed with Mitchell in the 2000s, said he had “some great memories” from their time together. Writing on Instagram, he sent his “deepest condolences” to Mitchell’s widow Wendy “and Ian’s legion of fans around the world”.

How old was Ian Mitchell when he died?

Bay City Rollers former musician, Ian Kevin David Mitchell popularly known as Ian Mitchell died at the age of 62, following a courageous battle with throat cancer. Our prayers, thoughts condolences are with the loved ones of the deceased for the great loss.

Who are the current members of the rollers?

Wood still plays guitar with the Rollers, whose current line-up includes singer Ian Thomson, bassist Marcus Cordock and drummer Jamie McGrory. Follow us on Facebook, or on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts.