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Per Johny Per Johny from Oslo wrote on September 27, 2023 at 4:32 pm
First time I heard Roger's music was from an audio casette that belonged to my father. I was as a young boy mesmerized by his storytelling, enchanting voice and the whisteling. I dreamt that I one day could manage to whistle like Roger. Later as an adult I had the opportunity to watch him live in Oslo Concert House where I got his autograph and met him personally with a bunch of other fans and friends. I would later see his show again outside Coopenhagen. Roger was a gentleman and he was real down to earth and charming to his fans. He will be greatly missed as he was loved as a musician all over the workd. Rest in Peace Roger and thank You for the wonderful music!
Gary Longshaw Gary Longshaw from Edenvale South Africa wrote on September 27, 2023 at 1:51 pm
Rest in peace Roger, your music was the soundtrack to my childhood and teenage years, and will continue to be played all over the world into eternity. My heartfelt thanks for the great musical legacy you gifted to all of us.
Frank Frank from Kortrijk.be wrote on September 27, 2023 at 6:58 am
Bedankt, Roger.
Art Wallace Art Wallace from Ninety Six, South Carolina, USA wrote on September 27, 2023 at 12:59 am
A little known fact is that Roger was one of President George H.W. Bush’s favorite balladeers. In Barbara Bush’s “A Memoir”, page 525, she described the establishment of the “White House Chapter of the Roger Whittaker Fan Club” by the White House military nurses….with President Bush as honorary recording secretary. Roger’s melodic songs provided comfort to President Bush during his physical therapy sessions. After he left office, Roger and his wife, Natalie, accepted an invitation to join the Bushes at their home in Maine. With the nurses and the Bushes as an enraptured audience, Roger performed an assortment of his memorable ballads loved by us all. It was a memory we will always remember and treasure. May you sing with the angels! The White House Nurses on President Bush’s Staff: Debbie Beatty, Mary Jackson, Kim Siniscalchi, Ellen Shebuski, Paula Trivette, and Art Wallace
David and Susan Turner David and Susan Turner wrote on September 26, 2023 at 11:08 pm
We will all miss that beautiful languid voice with lyrics that touched our hearts and gave us hope that one day we will see a New Day In The Morning...for everyone. Rest in Peace Roger.
James Sanderson James Sanderson from Cherokee Village Arkansas USA wrote on September 26, 2023 at 9:59 pm
As a long time listener I was floored by this loss. Like your voice and songs I expected you to last forever. Fair winds and following seas. Forever your fan and unknown friend.
Jim Dewey Jim Dewey from USA wrote on September 26, 2023 at 8:00 pm
My grandmother introduced me to Roger Whittaker when I was about twelve years old. I have been enjoying his music for more than 40 years. She gave me a couple of his vinyl albums and I listened endlessly to them. I find his voice comforting and calming. One of my favorites was "Tomorrow Never Comes" and it is true. Today is the new morning, not tomorrow.
GarethT GarethT from Oakville wrote on September 26, 2023 at 4:27 pm
I had secretly hoped to be able to cover "New World In The Morning," and change the lyrics to fit them to Roger's future age...."I met a man who had a dream he had since he was twenty. I met that man when he was eighty-nine. He said too many people just stand and wait until the mornin', Don't they know tomorrow never comes." Sadly for me, the meeting can never happen. Still, I hope for Roger's family that the love shown in his passing brings some comfort. Several of his songs are never far from me.
Russ Armstrong Russ Armstrong from The Villages, Florida wrote on September 26, 2023 at 3:48 pm
Thank you for all the wonderful memories. My late wife introduced me to you, and tried to attend your concerts as much as we could.
Joseph P. Kruger Joseph P. Kruger from PINOLE wrote on September 26, 2023 at 6:54 am
Rest in peace you wonderful man.
Kevin Cockrell Kevin Cockrell from Mt. Sterling, Kentucky (US) wrote on September 26, 2023 at 1:36 am
In the 1970’s as a junior high student I heard Roger Whitaker for the first time, in a television advertisement for his album. I talked my mother into ordering an 8 Track for me. I’ve been a fan ever since. What a wonderful voice and wonderful storyteller. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I’m sorry I never saw him in person, but am grateful that his songbook, like his memory, will live on for the many people, like myself, who cherished his gift. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Brian Clarke Brian Clarke from Coventry England wrote on September 25, 2023 at 9:46 pm
my thoughts and prayers are with all Rogers family and friends in this very sad time i had the pleasure of meeting Roger at Mercia sound in Coventry Rip Roger and thank you for the great songs you have left us with
Mark Harvey Mark Harvey from London wrote on September 25, 2023 at 9:35 pm
Such sad news. I first heard Roger through my father in the late 60s and early 70s. My dad was a huge fan and Roger was a real regular on the TV in Britain during that period. Even at that young age I soon realised that this lovely man had endless talent and although I grew up in the glam rock and punk era I still thoroughly enjoyed his music. I continued to listen to him through the decades and never tired of him, he produced a wonderful canon of recordings that still sound fresh today. God bless you Roger and thank you for the wonderful gift you gave to music lovers down the years. R.I.P.
Stephen Gamble Stephen Gamble from Scarborough wrote on September 25, 2023 at 7:54 pm
Very sad to hear that Roger Whittaker has passed away. Earliest recollection at 6 or 7 was him singing on the radio "Durham Town". Many years after that, bought a good number of his long-players. A great song writer and singer and whistler, whose like I don't think we shall see again. He was one of a kind.
Ronn Wilson Ronn Wilson from Dundas a Ontario Canada wrote on September 25, 2023 at 5:27 pm
Thank you Roger for making my life better. Thanks for giving me a lifetime of music. Can always see your face when I hear your music. I got the chance to meet you and have a drink with you and thought I knew you my whole life, the world is a sadder place now. Thanks for making a difference in this world. Bless you.!
John T Cheatdom John T Cheatdom from London wrote on September 25, 2023 at 11:28 am
As the sole surviving member of the group The Fantastics, I would like to pay tribute to Roger, a really great person and performer. We appeared on his TV show back in the 70s in England. May I extend heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and associates on his passing. Kind regards John T Cheatdom
David timmins David timmins from Looe Cornwall wrote on September 25, 2023 at 10:18 am
Sorry to hear about Roger's passing, truly the best singer ever, and the nicest person you could wish to meet, saw him three times, wonderful,. God bless him.
Karel Marsters Karel Marsters from Dartmouth wrote on September 25, 2023 at 8:49 am
I was a fan of Roger Whittaker for many years and I still love his music today. I saw him perform several times in Halifax, NS. Canada as well as listening to his music on the radio and on CD. I only just found out he passed away yesterday and am sorry to see him go. He was an expert whistler and I always loved to hear him whistle or yodel which he was excellent at too. Many condolences to his family and friends and especially from myself and Nova Scotia. Rest in peace, Roger.
John Holman John Holman from Surrey wrote on September 25, 2023 at 8:44 am
My wife and I were great fan's of Roger, we saw him "Live" Was very sorry to hear of his "Promotion to glory" We are sure he is whistling in heaven! Durham town, Last Farewell, New world in the morning iconic songs, that will live on, forever! Thank you Roger RIP John Kathleen Holman.
Andrew Crome Andrew Crome from Melbourne Australia wrote on September 25, 2023 at 2:25 am
The last farwell RIP a beautiful singer and gentleman sadly missed but never forgotten