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 Ranking Roger (D)
Topic Originator: GG741  
Date:   Wed 27 Mar 01:28

BBC is reporting that Ranking Roger has passed away, apparently after recent diagnosis of two brain tumours and lung cancer.
Aged 56
Vocalist with The Beat, and General Public.
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 Re: Ranking Roger (D)
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 27 Mar 07:48

He did some dancing on that stage. Seems like he had a really tough time in later years

Met him when the Beat played the Ballroom in around 1980 and the band had their tea in the Brunswick.

RIP, sir




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Ranking Roger (D)
Topic Originator: dd23  
Date:   Wed 27 Mar 12:17

Saw him last summer at Doon the Rabbit Hole when he was singing with his son in the band as well.
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 Re: Ranking Roger (D)
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Wed 27 Mar 18:43

Jonathan Ross was a big fan
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 Re: Ranking Roger (D)
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Thu 28 Mar 14:18

That's a real shame :(

I Hope You're Ok Today....
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 Re: Ranking Roger (D)
Topic Originator: petrie_pants  
Date:   Thu 28 Mar 18:42

It's not a scene I ever really got massively into, but I still reckon bands like the specials, the beat, madness, the selector broke down so many boundaries in the 70s and 80s. Rest in peace.
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 Re: Ranking Roger (D)
Topic Originator: Bouncer  
Date:   Thu 28 Mar 21:00

Had the pleasure of seeing him in Kirkcaldy a few years ago.
So much energy on stage and an entertainer.

2014/15 Squealadeal Prediction League Champion

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