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RIP Ranking Roger

DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 8,440
edited March 2019 in The cake stop
Sadly died today after a battle with cancer.
[Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]


  • big_harvbig_harv Posts: 512
    Mirror in The Bathroom, ah yes. I'm going to download that now. Where did the years go...?
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 26,286 Lives Here
    Aah hell, knew he was in a bad way. Saw the Beat live a few times over the years, the first time in 1983 and most recently a few years ago in Brighton and actually got to meet the band after the gig. Very sad news.
  • This is really sad and makes me feel old. When I was at Aston University in the early 80’s, the Beat played there a number of times and I remember also seeing Ranking Roger regularly at the local indoor market..
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    censored !

    Saw The Beat play a Rock against Racism gig in 1980-ish, they were a great live band and Roger was a big part of that.

    Always a sobering moment when people your age are dying.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,436
    A proper musician and not a maybe one. Mirror In the bathroom is still a classic in my eyes. As already mentioned taken to early, and sobering when he was around my age.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • BrakelessBrakeless Posts: 865
    “Take him to a discotheque take him to a pub. Take him to the blues and then you play him rub a dub”

  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 2,231
    Yep - sad day for skankers

    Two Tone music was definitely part of the soundtrack to my youth and this guy was a character for sure.
    Wilier Izoard XP
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