After joining the Bay City Rollers in November 1973, the tartan teen sensations, with Les McKeown on lead vocals, shot to superstardom and kicked off Rollermania.
With Les as vocalist, their first single Remember shot up the UK charts to No 6 and was quickly followed by Shang-A-Lang, Summerlove Sensation and All Of Me Loves All Of You all hitting the top five.
Bye Bye Baby was their first UK No1 in May 1975 followed by Give A Little Love two months later. Their first US single, Saturday Night, went straight to the No 1 spot of the Billboard charts, and their first British album, Rollin' was the first debut album to hit the No1 slot in the charts.
The Rollers released many more top 10 songs over the following two years including Money Honey, I Only Wanna Be With You, and You Made Me Believe In Magic.
Between 1975 and 1978, they toured all over the world and played to sold-out audiences in the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.
After leaving the Bay City Rollers in 1978, Les McKeown reunited the band in 1982 for sell-out shows at Tokyo's famous Budokan, and followed that success with a tour in 1983, releasing a double Live in Japan LP.