Ian Mitchell (musician)
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Mitchell joined the Rollers on April 1, 1976 at age 17 as a replacement for co-founder Alan Longmuir. Ian's tenure in the group was brief; he remained in the band for just 7 months, leaving November 10, 1976. However, he did participate in the band's reunions in the 1980s. His guitar and vocal work are heard on the Rollers' hit 1976 album Dedication and the 1985 release Breakout.
Ian Mitchell became a naturalized citizen of the United States on March 25, 2005. Currently, Mitchell owns an entertainment company in Orange County, California with his wife, Wendy-Ann Antanaitis, and performs regularly.
Mitchell uses the name Bay City Rollers featuring Ian Mitchell; however, Ian is the only former Bay City Roller in his group. The line-up includes Craig Else (former member of the South African band Petit Cheval.), lead vocalist Eric Crabb, and Carlo Driggs formerly of Paul Revere and the Raiders.