“There’s no shortage of juicy revelations to shock his former fans” – Edinburgh Evening News
In 1973, at the age of 18, Les McKeown became the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers, at that stage a one-hit-wonder pop group on the verge of giving up. His charismatic personality and unique voice transformed the Rollers into an international super-group that reached the top of the charts all over the world.
Les was the catalyst for mass hysteria not witnessed since the days of Beatlemania. By 1975, he was the most adored man on the planet. Four years later, he was homeless and penniless after quitting the Rollers. Shang-A-Lang reveals the remarkable story of the boy from the back streets of Edinburgh whose dream came true and how that dream was shattered.
A compelling, thought-provoking and amusing account of Rollermania and beyond, Shang-A-Lang takes a revealing trip through the many ups and downs in the life of one of the music industry's bona fide survivors and provides a candid insight into the less savoury aspects of the music industry.