THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS bassist LES BRAID died of terminal cancer in his home town of Liverpool, England on Sunday (31JUL05). He was 67.

The veteran rocker, who played on the 1963 hit HIPPY, HIPPY SHAKE and performed alongside THE Beatles, pulled out of a recent tour with his band after complaining of a "terrible cough" - he was then diagnosed with lung cancer.

Braid passed away surrounded by family at the Royal Aintree Hospital.

Band member ROY ENNIS says, "Les was very brave and just slipped into a coma."

02/08/2005 13:57