RIP Ranking Roger — BikeRadar
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The cake stop
RIP Ranking Roger
edited March 2019
The cake stop
Sadly died today after a battle with cancer.
[Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]
Mirror in The Bathroom, ah yes. I'm going to download that now. Where did the years go...?
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.
Marin Nail Trail
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..
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.
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.
“Take him to a discotheque take him to a pub. Take him to the blues and then you play him rub a dub”
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