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R.I.P. Roger Voudouris (1954 - 2003)

Roger Voudouris passed away on August 3rd, 2003.
We have just learnt this very sad piece of news via ComicGenius website.

Roger was born on December 29, 1954 in Sacramento, California. In the Seventies, he played with his own band Roger Voudouris Loud as Hell Rockers as an opening act for The Doobie Brothers, John Mayall and Stephen Stills among others.

After an eponymous album in 1978, his second album "Radio Dream" (1979) has featured the hit single "Get Used To It" which reached #21 in the Billboard Charts.

Two albums followed: "A Guy Like Me" (1980) and "On The Heels Of Love" (1981) and found a nice Japanese audience.

In 1983, he wrote lyrics for the movie "The Lonely Lady" starring Pia Zadora as well as recording some tracks for the film LP.

See his own discography there.

You can put a memory message on the following Tribute to Roger Voudouris guestbook.
He will be missed.

Rickie Lee Jones and Randy Newman acoustic sets on KCRW radiostation

Via the french blog Douze Lunes, just take a look at KCRW Santa Monica radiostation website. You can listen to and watch videos from Morning Becomes Eclectic radioshow acoustic sessions.

Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones was there to promote her new album "The Evening Of My Best Day" (V2) on November 6.
Randy Newman was at the piano for a solo performance there too on on October 30.

Randy Newman has just released on CD "The Randy Newman Songbook" (Nonesuch Records/Warner Jazz), a nice collection of 18 of his songs him and his piano. Great material!