Jubei McKeown Bio, Wiki
Jubei McKeown is best known for being the son of Les McKeown, a Scottish pop singer who was the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers during their most successful period. The singer died suddenly at home on April 20th, 2021 aged 65, with the band paying tribute to him and expressing their “profound sadness”.
Jubei McKeown Parents
Jubei McKeown’s parents are Les McKeown and Peko Keiko. His father was born to Irish parents at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion in Edinburgh. He joined the Bay City Rollers in late 1973, leaving by mutual agreement in 1978.
Peko Keiko enjoyed a lengthy, turbulent marriage with the musician, in which she stood by him despite a number of gay affairs to which he confessed to. Les spoke candidly to the Scottish Sun in the wake of the news about how supportive his wife had been, saying: “Peko’s an incredible woman. There have been times when she’s forgiven me for cheating with other women. I think this has been harder.
“This gay thing has been really hard for her to confront. “She has been a big rock holding the family together and I’m really lucky to have her.”
Les often spoke at length about his adoration of wife Peko and how she responded to numerous controversies that he was embroiled in. The singer said while speaking to Starsat60: “God know why she’s put up with me for this long, she could have kicked my arse right out the door a long time ago.”
He continued “We went through a bit of a rough patch but then we got back together again and everything is good now, I don’t want to change things round in my life now. I met her in 1978 and we’ve been going out ever since, how long is that?”
Les McKeown Death & Cause
Les McKeown died at his home on 20 April 2021, aged 65. The cause of death is not yet known. Peko is yet to issue any kind of public statement since her husband’s death, but fans gained an insight into how she was coping via the band’s former manager John MacLaughlan, who told the Daily Record: “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.”
RIP Les McKeown…in 2013 I met him on a train going to Bognor Regis…that was him travelling to a gig at Butlin's. He was delighted to be recognised and chatted freely about his time as a teen sensation. Rest easy sir ❤ pic.twitter.com/0wCe4WDaXY
— Carol D (@bluejeanbaby01) April 22, 2021