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Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ranking Roger RIP

These posts are coming round far to frequently at the moment.
Today we say a sad farewell to Roger Charlery better known to many as Ranking Roger from The Beat and General Public.
He was only 56 for goodness sake - a couple of years younger than me.
One of the artists responsible for the Ska and Two Tone revolution in the late 70's/ early 80's  which helped to change the face of society as well as music.
I was fortunate enough to see them in Tiffany's in Glasgow around 1980.

Rest easy Roger

The Beat - Rankin' Full Stop

The Beat - Too Nice To Talk To

The Beat - Save it For Later


  1. More awful news. He was interviewed on 6Music about the recent Beat LP just a couple of months back and gave the impression of a man in fine fettle. Tragic.

  2. As a certain other 2 Tone band used to sing but for different reasons, much too young. He will be missed.