Ranking Roger

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Re: Ranking Roger

Post by Mimi » 27 Mar 2019, 7:59am

Heston wrote:
26 Mar 2019, 8:17pm
Always thought his cover of RTC with Pato Banton was top notch...

That's great. I like it better than the original.

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Re: Ranking Roger

Post by matedog » 27 Mar 2019, 10:18am

Heston wrote:
26 Mar 2019, 8:17pm
Always thought his cover of RTC with Pato Banton was top notch...

Hadn't heard that before. That was pretty cool.

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Re: Ranking Roger

Post by WestwayKid » 27 Mar 2019, 10:21am

Very, very sad... :(
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Re: Ranking Roger

Post by JennyB » 27 Mar 2019, 1:40pm

Absolutely gutted by this. Back in the MySpace days, we started chatting for some reason and he was really kind.
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Re: Ranking Roger

Post by 101Walterton » 27 Mar 2019, 3:21pm

revbob wrote:
27 Mar 2019, 7:26am
rudebhoy wrote:
27 Mar 2019, 4:42am
Only 56, ffs.

Saw him at The Cluny 2 years ago, great gig. Also heard him on Liz Kershaw's 6 Radio show a couple of months ago and he was on good form.
Yeah, that surprised me. Didn't realize he was that young.

Funny how 50 can seem old when you're in your 20s.
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Re: Ranking Roger

Post by Inder » 27 Mar 2019, 3:37pm

Sad news.

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Re: Ranking Roger

Post by Chuck Mangione » 27 Mar 2019, 5:15pm

Bummer.

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Re: Ranking Roger

Post by daredevil » 28 Mar 2019, 11:02pm

Sad, sad news. Like other members here, I was shocked when I found out.

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Re: Ranking Roger

Post by 101Walterton » 07 Sep 2019, 1:53am

I read today that when The Beat first played in Europe one of the Blockheads had to be Ranking Roger’s legal guardian as he was still only 16!!!

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