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eline adrienne eline adrienne from captain cook wrote on December 31, 2023 at 1:14 am
~ALOHA~wishing Roger Whittaker's family all the best for the new year!!! I thought about you all this Christmas; hope you still had a warm & magical Christmas celebration <3. I have such fond childhood memories of listening to Roger. My father was a huge fan of him, and I grew up listening to his music (and his whistling 🙂 ). I remember we listened to him on cassette in the car driving to our vacation destination in Germany. Hours and hours of songs and singing. Now about 40 years later, I live in Hawaii and last year came the desire to rekindle these wonderful memories and buy all the music I remember, on cd. It was a JOY I can't describe in words, and I am happy to share this now, on my turn with our two little girls... My father still lives in Holland where I was born and grew up, and it warms my heart thinking of our beautiful memories listening to this great INSPIRATIONAL singer/musician. Indeed this was his life, his purpose, he was BORN to sing the songs that set us free, he was born to stand upon a stage and play, he was born to make our heart so light and gay, to bring us JOY, to make us laugh, to see that everything is gonna be alright, to drive away the clouds of grey and make everything ok..... He shared his Divine Gift with us all, his talent and his immense Love for his family and he showed us all how to live a Divinely inspired Life in each and every way. He was.... born to SHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so grateful for his Presence in my life. ~THANK YOU~ Warmest blessings, Eline.
Philip J Hale Philip J Hale from Wigan. England wrote on December 27, 2023 at 6:05 pm
I have been listening to Roger's Christmas album today gave me a journey back in time. My family and I had the privilege of sitting on the next table to Roger while dining in the restaurant at a concert in the Guildhall in Preston many years ago. I purchased a video that he made on his tour to Kenya with his beloved wife Natalie who he spoke very highly of. I will certainly remember him for his (Last Farewell) R.I.P Roger.
Emily Emily from Saskatoon wrote on December 25, 2023 at 8:11 pm
Roger's Christmas album, A Time for Peace, has long been a staple in my family. My grandfather played that record for us many many times. And now, even though he's been gone nearly 17 years, I still think of him as I listen to the album. It's often remarked by a family member that it's not quite Christmas until we've listened to Roger Whittaker. Thank you Roger for making beautiful music for my whole family to enjoy. My condolences to the Whittaker family as I'm sure they'll be missing him this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Kathleen Coleman Kathleen Coleman from Olympia wrote on December 24, 2023 at 10:58 pm
Does anyone know the French song in which the chorus begins with Bon by Mr Whittaker perhaps in the 1970s? This was a family favorite and we cannot locate it. We are so enjoying the Christmas album right now. Blessings all!
Siggy Siggy from Green Bay Wi wrote on December 24, 2023 at 1:09 pm
We used to listen to Rogers Christmas music while growing up. I started listening again this year and it is bringing back such great memories Thanks for all the memories. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas. Put on Darcy the Dragon, it always makes me smile. 🙂
Rolo Rolo from Punta Arenas, Chile wrote on December 24, 2023 at 10:26 am
Desde agosto no volvía al sitio web y me encuentro con esto. Tenía 13 años cuando lo escuché por primera vez en 1978 gracias a música que había traído de Alemania a Punta Arenas el padre de un amigo. Apenas lo escuché pasé un casette y fue de los 3 primeros que tuve. Me encantaba escuchar su recital en vivo y que hoy en you tube es un regalo verlo con su vestón café y de esos años 70. Hoy con 58 años sigo escuchándolo y me emocioné al verlo en sus últimas presentaciones. Seguiremos disfrutándolo escuchándolo. Mis condolencias a su familia. Rolo desde Punta Arenas, región de Magallanes y Antártica de Chile.
Lorraine Lorraine wrote on December 22, 2023 at 5:32 pm
I have loved Roger Whittaker since listening to him on my Dad’s record player as a child. So much so my daughter picked “A Perfect Day” for her and her Dad to dance to at her wedding. I lost my husband two years ago so have a little understand what you are feeling right now. Love and thanks. His voice will carry us on. Sleep tight Sir
Sharon Rupp Sharon Rupp from Union, SC wrote on December 22, 2023 at 1:39 pm
My husband and I met Mr. Whittaker when we lived in Baltimore, Maryland, USA We were thrilled every time. We saw his Kenya program and loved it. I am so sorry that the world has lost his voice and personality
Martyn Miles Martyn Miles from Oxford wrote on December 21, 2023 at 7:22 pm
I have been a fan of RW’s music for as long as I can remember. It was on BBC radio I first became aware of him, and his music really caught my attention. I only ever bought 2 x LPs, ‘New World in the Morning’ & ‘The very best of Roger Whittaker.’ I caught up with many of his music on the radio. With great sadness I read of his death. Even so, his music will stay with me. Thank you, Roger.
Edward Anthony Edward Anthony from HUNTINGTON wrote on December 21, 2023 at 4:35 am
Read about Roger passing online. Listening to Durham Town now. R.I.P.
Johnny Lindén. Johnny Lindén. from Gothenburg SWEDEN wrote on December 20, 2023 at 12:52 am
Thank you very much Roger Whittaker,for all these,fantastic music and songs,through the years.I remembering when you visiting my home town Gothenburg. Johnny Lindén in Gothenburg SWEDEN.
Johnny Lindén. Johnny Lindén. from Gothenburg SWEDEN wrote on December 20, 2023 at 12:52 am
Thank you very much Roger Whittaker,for all these,fantastic music and songs,through the years.I remembering when you visiting my home town Gothenburg. Johnny Lindén in Gothenburg SWEDEN.
Dale Brown Dale Brown from Louisville, KY USA wrote on December 19, 2023 at 1:40 pm
My thoughts and condolences go out to the members of the Whittaker family. Roger was a very talented artist and beautiful singer. His memory will live on in his music and the hearts and minds of those he left behind. I became a Roger Whittaker fan in the early 1990s after purchasing a cassette copy of his Tidings of Comfort and Joy Christmas album. I would play it over and over again and was always amazed of how rich and beautiful his voice was. I am listening to it as I type this entry. The Last Farewell only seems appropriate to mention at this time. Roger, watch over us in Heaven and please know that you will always be remembered.
Theresa Lambert Theresa Lambert from Waukesha, WI53189 wrote on December 11, 2023 at 12:16 pm
Strange story! When I was young I spent summers with my grandparents in Philadelphia. They were wonderful summers, and the radio was always on at a perfect volume in the kitchen at lunch. I remember hearing this man sing and his voice was wonderful. Each time I heard the song I tried to memorize a line or two - then repeat them. Unfortunately, I never asked my grandmother if she knew the song title or artist. This song has been on my mind ever since those young days of my teens. Tonight I finally was successful in finding it was Durham Town. It was so hard for me to locate and I am thrilled to say thank you to Roger for a song that has stayed with me for decades, yet was a mystery. I have enjoyed other songs he wrote/recorded but had never heard my father play this one. My father was an excellent whistler as well. I and sorry for Roger’s passing, but I think he enjoyed his time with his family and work. Again - many thanks to Roger and his family.
Leslie Sanders Leslie Sanders wrote on December 9, 2023 at 5:25 pm
Thank you for sharing your husband, father and grandfather with the whole world. His music will continue to bring happiness to the world!
Fiona Fiona from Waterford wrote on December 8, 2023 at 11:14 pm
Roger Whittaker was the background music of my teenage years and in particular I remember watching him on many occasions on The late late Show with Gay Byrne on Irish Tv in the late 70s with my now-deceased parents. Seeing him perform in Waterford many years later brought me back to that farmhouse in Wexford and brought tears to my eyes. Rest well Roger. Your fantastic voice lives on.
Nick Nick wrote on December 5, 2023 at 3:55 am
I'm 35 and don't remember a Christmas without Roger's music. Every past Christmas is marked with his music, and future Christmas will be as well. Thanks for the lovely memories, Roger.
Sudipta Sen Sudipta Sen from Richardson, Texas, USA wrote on December 4, 2023 at 11:31 am
Dear Natalie Roger was introduced to me by my father in 1984. My dad and I used to listen to his rich and pleasant voice through my childhood years in India. My dad died in 1998. We remember my dad as a huge fan of Roger. Whenever I think of my dad I play the “Magical world” and it takes me back to a better world of music which Roger had gifted us. Words are poor comforters but Roger was one in a billion. He made us feel happy and safe. Thank you and Roger. I believe in heaven and I am sure The Lord is listening to Roger and thanking him as are we all. Best wishes from Sudipta
Barb Sparkes Barb Sparkes from Windsor, Ontario CA wrote on December 3, 2023 at 4:50 am
To me, Christmas just wouldn't be the same without the wonderful seasonal music of Roger Whitaker. I grew up listening to his songs on 8-Track cassettes my mother bought. I know every Christmas song by heart now and sing along at this time of year while doing mundane chores. I'm in my 50s now and yet Darcy the Dragon is still my favorite. Thank you for all of the ways you made the world a better place. RIP Mr. Whitaker
Mike Strohl Mike Strohl from Mechanicsburg wrote on December 2, 2023 at 5:55 pm
While listening to music this afternoon “The Last Farewell” came on I was compelled to google Roger. I was saddened to hear he passed. I was introduced to his music through my father and I’ve continued to listen throughout my life. My father recently brought me some of his albums and there were a couple Roger Whitaker in there, thankfully. I’ve always loved his voice and storytelling. Blessings to his family for comfort.