Ranking Roger, RIP
Recorded live on 21st April 2017 at Freedom Sounds Festival, Gebäude 9, Köln by Jörg V.
Ranking Roger and Dave Wakeling as General Public
Roger Charlery, aka Ranking Roger, the singer and toaster from the English Beat, General Public and Special Beat, died today after a battle with cancer, a rep for the band confirmed to Variety. He was 56.
The group, which has existed in several different forms over the years, issued a statement on its social media accounts saying, “Sadly Roger past away a few hours ago peacefully at his home surrounded by family.”