Ian Mitchell death: Bay City Rollers star dies aged 62

04 Septembre, 2020, 18:25 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Bay City Rollers Ian Mitchell Dies at 62

Bay City Rollers bassist Ian Mitchell has died, Fox News has confirmed. A sort of rock boy band, clad in matching tartan outfits that played up their Scottishness, the group followed with a string of hits like "Remember (Sha La La),' 'Shang-a-Lang, ' 'Summerlove Sensation" and 'All of Me Loves All of You.' By early 1975 the group was the biggest act in the United Kingdom.

Pop group the Bay City Rollers, (back) Stuart Wood (Woody), Les McKeown, Derek Longmuir (front) Ian Mitchell, Eric Faulkner, pose for a group shot in May 1976 in Copenhagen, Denmark. After original member Alan Longmuir left the band in 1977 Mitchell was brought in.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Wendy, their family and friends", they said, adding, "Rest In Peace, Ian".

"We are deeply saddened by the news of Ian Mitchell's death", the post read in part.

"Very sad, sad news about Ian Mitchell", Wood wrote on the group's Facebook page.

The band's booking agent confirmed to Fox News that Mitchell died of cancer on September 2 after a bout with cancer. I mean, Ian doesn't play anymore, and Derek...

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During Mitchell's time with the band, which has had many changes to the line-up, they released the 1976 album Dedication and a cover version of the Dusty Springfield song I Only Want to Be With You. "We'd like to send our love and condolences to Wendy and all Ian's family and friends.you are in our hearts".

Another fan said: "You either loved them or hated them.I loved them!"

The track I Only Want To Be With You reached number 12 in the charts in America. Have danced away to their music.and now sadly one has gone.

He left the group shortly afterwards where he was then replaced by Pat McGlynn.

The Irish-born rocker went on to form the band Rosetta Stone. "Gone too soon. You will always be a happy memory of my teenage years".

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