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Sad passing of NI's Bay City Roller Ian Mitchell at the age of 62

DJ who drove for band during Belfast visit pays warm tribute to 'ordinary guy who hit big time'

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Ian Mitchell

Ian Mitchell

Top of the pops: DJ Tony Blackburn with Bay City Rollers Ian Mitchell and Les McKeown

Top of the pops: DJ Tony Blackburn with Bay City Rollers Ian Mitchell and Les McKeown

Ian Mitchell had emigrated to the US

Ian Mitchell had emigrated to the US

Ian Mitchell

A Belfast DJ has shared his memories of the former Bay City Roller Ian Mitchell, who has died in Los Angeles at the age of 62.

Mitchell from Northern Ireland was just 17 when he joined the world famous Scottish pop sensations for a seven-month stint in 1976.

During this time they released the album Dedication and a cover version of the Dusty Springfield song I Only Want To Be With You.