Former Bay City Rollers bassist Ian Mitchell dies aged 62

Ian Mitchell and Stuart Wood of the Bay City Rollers performing on stage
(Image credit: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)

Former Bay City Rollers bass player Ian Mitchell has died at the age of 62. No cause of death has been announced.

Mitchell’s passing was confirmed on the band’s official Facebook page: “We are deeply saddened by the news of Ian Mitchell’s death,” the statement read. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Wendy, their family and friends. Rest In Peace, Ian.”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.