Thank you, Roger. You will be missed.
March 27, 2019 

The mid seventies was one of the most influential periods in the history of British pop music. The merging of Caribbean rhythms and the tropes of the immigrant West Indian experience alongside young white bands struggling to find an identity in Thatcher’s disunited kingdom produced what would become the second wave of British dominance in popular music across the world. My friend Roger, as a founding member of the English Beat was at the centre of this febrile and explosive clash of cultures, uniquely placed to document the excitement of those times, the heady joy of success, the political turmoil, the inherent racism at all levels of our society as well as the brotherly bond of musicians struggling to make themselves heard within it. Thank you, Roger. You will be missed. - Sting

Photo by Dave Dunn, 2007, Birmingham.

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Mar 27, 2019

Thank you, Roger. You will be missed.

The mid seventies was one of the most influential periods in the history of British pop music. The merging of Caribbean rhythms and the tropes of the immigrant West Indian experience alongside young white bands struggling to find an identity in Thatcher’s disunited kingdom produced what would become the second wave of British dominance in popular music across the world...

Mar 27, 2019

Sting Revisits, Reimagines Police, Solo Hits on 'My Songs' Collection...

Sting has always prided himself as an artist constantly looking forward. But on his next album he looks back - in order to bring his music forward. My Songs, due out May 24, finds Sting revisiting 15 of his Police and solo favorites, revising and reimagining them to varying degrees -- but in almost all cases updating sonics, dynamics and arrangements based on the way the songs have evolved for him over the years.