THE lead singer of the legendary Scottish band the Bay City Rollers has died. 

Les McKeown, the band's frontman, passed away at the age of 65 on Tuesday, the Daily Record reports. 

His former manager John MacLaughlan broke the news to the paper after he was told the tragic news by the Les's wife Peko.

John told the paper: "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."

The Shang-A-Lang singer fronted the tartan-clad Edinburgh rockers for five years after joining in 1973. 

He was the voice of some of the band's biggest hits, including Remember,  Summerlove Sensation and their famous cover of Bye, Bye, Bay.