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Roger Scott 1943 - 1989

Born in the UK in 1943, former Merchant Seaman Roger's first radio job was at WPTR, Albany, NY, USA, in April 1966. After a year he headed north, to work at CFOX, Montreal in Canada. One of the highlights of his career there was presenting his daily show from the room in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel where John Lennon and Yoko Ono were staging their "bed-in" in 1969.
Give Peace A Chance was recorded in that hotel room, and Roger's chorus chanting, not to mention his coffee-table tapping, are somewhere in the mix!

  Roger Scott's last show was on Sunday 8th October 1989 and he sadly passed away on 31st of that month aged only 46, having suffered from cancer.   A tribute programme about Roger's life on the air was broadcast by Radio 1 on 4th November 1989 at 4pm, entitled 'Radio, Radio', recorded just a few weeks before his death. To hear that tribute click on the link below.