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Roger Greenaway

London, 5th January 1972

Roger Greenaway
Born Roger John Reginald Greenaway, 23 August 1938, Bristol, UK

The Kestrels (1956 - 1965)
One And One (1964)
David And Jonathan (1965 - 1968)
Brotherhood Of Man (Autumn 1969 - mid 1971)
White Plains (1970 - 1974)
The Naked Truth (Jan/Feb 1970)
The Pipkins (Feb/March 1970 - Oct 1971, early 1975)
Currant Kraze (March/April 1970)
Campus Kazoo (Nov 1970)
Driftwood (1972)
Roger Greenaway [Solo] (1972)
The Nashville Soul Orchestra (1976, 1979)
Excelsus (1981/1982)
[Songwriter] (1964 - Present]

The Kestrels (1956 to 1965)
The Kestrels (originally called The Hi-Fi's, then The Beltones) were a harmony group formed in Bristol around 1956. Roger Greenaway, Tony Burrows, and Roger Maggs all met while working at the Bristol-based paper firm E.S.& A Robinson. They had left school at the age of sixteen and secured jobs as trainee reps, often working in the company's postal department. According to Tony in the book Tin Pan Alley: The Rise Of Elton John, it was Roger Greenaway who had introduced him to co-worker Roger Maggs. It was while on duty, sorting letters that the group discovered their knack for harmonizing and soon began rehearsing in the company's basement. Their first gig as The Hi-Fi's took place on 11th Dec 1956, in a local Bristol Church Hall. After a few well-received local gigs, the band decided to add a fourth member to the group; police cadet Geoff Williams.

The foursome changed their name to The Beltones in 1957 and performed often at small clubs, dances, canteens, and factories around their hometown. The group changed their name yet again, settling on The Kestrels (named after a pencil company). The group were soon featured on radio spots and scored a place on The Carroll Levis Discovery Show, a televised youth talent competition. As a result of their popularity on the show, they were discovered by Lord Donegall and signed to his label (Donegall) where they recorded a self-titled EP in February of 1958. Roger Greenaway, who had been conscripted into National Service in 1957, just before their first TV appearance, participated in the recording sessions during leave time. The rest of the group would be called up to join Greenaway in the Army a few months later. Their manager was able to get Greenaway transferred to where the rest were stationed and the group continued on, using their leave days to perform gigs. The Kestrels' first EP didn't fare well with the public, but the fellows at Pye Records liked what they heard and bought out the Kestrels' contract. Now under Pye, the group continued to record, play gigs, and attend TV appearances on their off days. In 1960, after two years of service, the boys were demobbed from the Army and were  then able to resume their full-time musical endeavors. The group continued working and recording. After the release of their single "Wolverton Mountain" in June of 1962, Roger Maggs exited the group and was replaced by Pete Gullane. This new lineup then served as the backing band for Lonnie Donegan, appearing on his television program ATV's Putting On The Donegan in July of 1962. They soon became Lonnie's backing band, recording and touring with him. In the Winter of 1963, The Kestrels were invited on tour with Helen Shapiro and her supporting acts, of which there were several: The Kestrels, Kenny Lynch, Danny Williams, Dave Allen, The Honeys, Red Price Band, Billie Davis, and The Beatles. The tour ran from 2nd February to 3rd March 1963. It was on this tour that Roger Greenaway got the inspiration to try his hand at songwriting. Roger's first published song would be "Everything In The Garden", and subsequently recorded by both Petula Clark and Jimmy Justice, and released as a single by The Fourmost a couple of years later. The Kestrels once again joined The Beatles on tour at the end of 1963, but by now the seeds of Beatlemania had sprung. Roger Cook, who had been involved with his own harmony group and a performer in pantomime theater, was asked to join The Kestrels the following year, replacing member Pete Gullane. Within several months of Roger's arrival, the group disbanded with Tony Burrows leaving to sign a solo deal with Decca under the stage name of Tony Bond. Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook, who had co-written the soon-to-be Fortunes hit "You've Got Your Troubles" while on The Kestrels' last tour, went on to form a songwriting partnership. They were then to become known as the recording duo of David and Jonathan, later in 1965, under the production of famed Beatles producer George Martin. Not only did the Rogers become two of the most successful songwriters in music history, but they produced many a band along the way. One of which, of course, was White Plains.

Roger Greenaway - vocals
Tony Burrows - vocals
Geoff Williams - vocals
Roger Maggs - vocals (up to mid-1962)
Pete Gullane - vocals (mid-1962 to 1964)
Roger Cook - vocals (1964 - 1965)

Albums (UK):
Lonnie Donegan, Sing Hallelujah, Pye, 1962
Smash Hits From The Kestrels, Piccadilly, 1963
Various, The Golden Guinea Smash Hits, Piccadilly, 1963
Various, Smash Hits from The Eagles And The Kestrels, CD, Sequel, 1998
The Kestrels, Still Flying After 50 Years, CD, 2009

EPs (UK):
The Kestrels (self-titled)
"Be My Girl" (Artie Singer)
"We Were Wrong" (Roger Maggs)
"I Like Your Kind Of Love" (Melvin Endsley)
"Down By The Riverside" (Larry Spier)

Singles (UK):
"There Comes A Time" (Jack Scott) b/w "In The Chapel In The Moonlight" (Billy Hill), Pye Nixa, Nov 1959
"I Can't Say Goodbye" (De Maya, Crane, Tucker) b/w "We Were Wrong" (Maggs), Pye, Feb 1960
"Sound Off (Duckworth's Chant)" (Duckworth, Lentz) b/w "Can't Say That I Do" (Anthony, Gordon), Decca, March 1961 [as The Four Kestrels]
"All These Things" (Vandyke) b/w "That's It" (Anthony), Decca, Sept 1961
"Wolverton Mountain" (Kilgore, King) b/w "Little Sacka Sugar" (Woody Guthrie), Piccadilly, 28 June 1962
"Don't Want To Cry" (Jimmy Jaques) b/w "Love Me With All Your Heart (Quando Calienta El Sol)" (M. Vaughn, M. Rigual, C. Rigual), Piccadilly, Oct 1962
"Walk Right In" (Darling, Svance) b/w "Moving Up The King's Highway" (Trad.), Piccadilly, Jan 1963
"There's A Place" (Lennon-McCartney) b/w "Little Star" (Levy, Callender, Peabody), Piccadilly, May 1963
"Love Me With All Your Heart (Quando Calienta El Sol)" (M. Vaughn, M. Rigual, C. Rigual) b/w "Lazy River" (Carmichael, Arodin), Piccadilly, 10 Sept 1963
"Dance With Me" (Lebish, Glick, Nahan, Treadwell) b/w "I Want You" (Greenaway, Burrows), Piccadilly, Dec 1963

Promo photo, c. 1961
L to R: Tony Burrows, Roger Maggs, Roger Greenaway, and Geoff Williams

LP Cover, 1963
L to R: Roger Greenaway, Tony Burrows, Geoff Williams, and Pete Gullane

One And One (1964)
In mid-1964, Roger Greenaway and Tony Burrows recorded a single on Decca Records, as a side project, while still with the vocal group The Kestrels. "I'll Give You Lovin'" was released in August of 1964, produced by Tony Hiller (uncredited). This was their only single release.

Singles (UK):
"I'll Give You Lovin'" (Greenaway, Burrows) b/w "It's Me" (Greenaway, Burrows), Decca, 7 Aug 1964

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David And Jonathan (1965 to 1968)
After pitching the song "You've Got Your Troubles" to Mills Music in 1964, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway were hired as staff writers by Producer Tony Hiller. Famed Beatles Producer George Martin liked their demo and had The Fortunes record it. Having liked what he heard from the two Rogers on their demos, George Martin asked the duo to record under his direction. It was George's wife, a Christian, who came up with the name David and Jonathan, taken from the heroic duo written about in the book of Samuel. David and Jonathan's first single, the self-penned "Laughing Fit To Cry" was released on Columbia Records on 8 October 1965. In November of that year, having just finished up with the recording of Rubber Soul, George offered the Rogers a couple of tracks that the Beatles would not be releasing as a single: "Girl" and "Michelle". A week later, David and Jonathan recorded "Michelle" with George Martin serving as arranger. "Michelle" was released on Columbia Records on 7th January 1966. The song became a worldwide hit and the duo soon made a splash in the U.S., traveling to New York and Boston on a publicity tour. Several more singles followed over the next two years. After their last single "You Ought To Meet My Baby" was released in June of 1968, Roger and Roger decided to call it quits, but continued on with their songwriting partnership.

Roger Greenaway (aka David) - vocals
Roger Cook (aka Jonathan) - vocals

Singles (UK):
"Laughing Fit To Cry" (Cook, Greenaway) b/w "Remember What You Said" (Cook, Greenaway), Columbia, 8 Oct 1965
"Michelle" (Lennon-McCartney) b/w "How Bitter The Taste Of Love" (Cook, Greenaway), Columbia, 7 Jan 1966
"Speak Her Name" (Clint Ballard) b/w "Take It While You Can" (Baker, Cavendish**), Columbia, 1 April 1966
"Lovers Of The World Unite" (Cook, Greenaway) b/w "Oh My Word" (Baker, Cavendish**), Columbia, 24 June 1966
"Ten Storeys High" (Cook, Greenaway) b/w "Looking For My Life" (Baker, Cavendish**), Columbia, 28 Oct 1966
"Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen By The Sea" (Hoffman, Manning) b/w "Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)" (Danzig, Segal), Columbia, 31 March 1967
"She's Leaving Home" (Lennon-McCartney) b/w "One Born Every Minute" (Baker, Cavendish**), Columbia, 2 June 1967
"Softly Whispering I Love You" (Cook, Greenaway) b/w "Such A Peaceful Day" (Cook, Greenaway), Columbia, 3 Nov 1967
"You Ought To Meet My Baby" (Cook, Greenaway) b/w "I've Got That Girl On My Mind" (Cook, Greenaway), Columbia, 14 June 1968

** Note: Cook and Greenaway used the pseudonyms "Humphrey Baker" and "Nathan Cavendish" in the songwriting credits for several of their B-sides.

David & Jonathan, 1966
Pic from TeenSet Magazine

David & Jonathan in NYC, 1966
Pic from TeenSet Magazine

David & Jonathan at Rockefeller Center's Ice Rink, 1966
Pic from TeenSet Magazine

Brotherhood Of Man (Autumn 1969 to mid-1971)
Brotherhood Of Man was a studio creation of Producer/Songwriter Tony Hiller. The group members were John Goodison (aka Johnny B Great, Peter Simons), Roger Greenaway, Tony Burrows, Sue Glover, and Sunny Leslie. Their first single "Love One Another" was released in October of 1969 on Deram records, but failed to chart. Their follow-up single "United We Stand", released in January of 1970, became a world-wide hit, reaching #10 in the UK and #13 in the US charts. Tony left the group before they released their third single in late Spring of that year, "Where Are You Going To My Love?". A full album, United We Stand, was released later that Summer. Several lineup changes occurred over the next couple of years, with Goodison being replaced by Hal Atkinson in early 1971 and Russell Stone taking over from Roger Greenaway by mid-year. After several more singles with only one more minor hit ("Reach Out Your Hand"), the Brotherhood of Man disbanded. A new lineup was soon put together by Tony Hiller in 1972, with Martin Lee, Lee Sheridan, and Nicky Stevens. After a few more singles, but not much success, singer Sandra Stevens was added to the lineup. This new lineup released "When Love Catches Up On You" in January of 1974. After a couple of successful hits in Europe and an album release (Good Things Happening), the band appeared on Eurovision and won the title in April 1976 with the Lee Sheridan penned song "Save Your Kisses For Me". The single was released on 12 March 1976, just before the contest finals. The song became a huge success, reaching #1 in the UK, Belgium, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, and Spain. It became a moderate success in the US, reaching #27 on the charts. Over the next six years, the group would release ten albums and twelve more singles. In early 1982, Lee Sheridan left the group and Barry Upton took over. The band was then signed to EMI and a new single, "Lightning Flash", was released in May. Another attempt at winning the Eurovision contest took place in 1983 with the track "When The Kissing Stops", but the song came in 5th place during the finals. The song was released as a single in June of 1983, along with their album Lightning Flash, but neither was able to crack the charts and the band split up. The band reformed with Sheridan replacing Upton in 1985. The band the toured the reunion circuit. In 1991, the band re-recorded their hits for an album, which saw a limited release. Another limited-release album was recorded in 1997, which also featured re-recordings of their hits, along with newly recorded cover songs. Through the early to mid-2000s, the band continued to tour and released a final album called The Seventies Story, which was based off the group's live shows.

Members (Autumn 1969 - mid 1971):
John Goodison - vocals (up to early 1971)
Roger Greenaway - vocals
Tony Burrows - vocals
Sue Glover - vocals
Sunny Leslie - vocals
Hal Atkinson - vocals (from early 1971)

Albums (UK) (1970):
United We Stand, Deram, 1970

Singles (UK) (1969 - mid 1971):
"Love One Another" (Hiller, Simons) b/w "A Little Bit Of Heaven" (Hiller, Simons), Deram, 10 Oct 1969 
"United We Stand" (Hiller, Simons) b/w "Say A Prayer" (Hiller, Simons), Deram, 23 Jan 1970 
"Where Are You Going To My Love" (Day, Goodison, Hiller, Lesley) b/w "Living In The Land Of Love" (Hiller, Burrows, Goodison), Deram, 5 June 1970
"This Boy" (Hiller, Goodison) b/w "You Can Depend On Me" (Hiller, Goodison), Deram, 20 Nov 1970
"Reach Out Your Hand" (Hiller) b/w "A Better Tomorrow" (Hiller, Goodison), Deram, 12 March 1971
"You And I" (Hiller) b/w "Sing In The Sunshine" (Hiller, Goodison), Deram, 11 June 1971

L to R: Roger Greenaway, Sue Glover, John Goodison, Sunny Lesley, and Tony Burrows
Pic from the NME, 18 July 1970

L to R: Roger Greenaway, Sue Glover, Sunny Lesley, and John Goodison
Pic from the NME, 21 Nov 1970

White Plains (1970 to 1974)
See full biography HERE

In early 1969, Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook took over as Producers of the Flower Pot Men from John Carter and Ken Lewis. On 28 March 1969, one last single "In A Moment Of Madness" was released, but the track failed to chart. Early that Summer, after what he describes as a "particularly harrowing" tour of Israel and Hungary, Tony Burrows made the decision to leave the group. It's not known exactly when Tony stopped gigging with the group, but they continued to play live shows throughout the rest of the year. The Producers sought to give a hit single one last shot and White Plains were regrouped that October to record four new tracks with Ricky Wolff on lead vocals: "Today I Killed A Man I Didn't Know", "You've Got Your Troubles", "Show Me Your Hand", and "My Baby Loves Lovin'". The group played at least one gig after these recordings that November (Middlesbrough Showboat on 21st November 1969). By the end of the year, the band had dissolved and the recordings were shelved. Not long after, Decca A&R man, Dick Rowe, decided he wanted to release these recordings under a new name and chose White Plains after the town in New York. Their first single was "My Baby Loves Lovin'", purposely released after the holidays on 2 January 1970. Due to Ricky Wolff being unavailable during the early promo period, Roger Greenaway took over on lead vocals for all promotional appearances. Upon Ricky's return in early Spring, Roger resumed his main position as co-producer. However, Greenaway does take the lead on the group's 1970 B-side "I Need Your Everlasting Love". Over the next four years, two albums, and thirteen singles were released. After several lineup changes and dwindling chart success, the band called it quits in late 1974. In 1975, the remaining members of the band released two singles under the name Zenith. Then in 1976, the name was loaned out to a new lineup and the single "Summer Nights" was released. White Plains was revived once again in 1978 by original members Pete Nelson and Robin Box and two last singles were released on PVK Records. 

Members (1970 - 1974):
Pete Nelson - vocals, rhythm guitar, piano (1969-1974, 1978)
Ricky Wolff - vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, sax, flute (1969 - early 1971)
Tony Burrows - vocals (1969), vocals (1970 - promotional only)
Robin Shaw - bass, vocals (1969 - late 1973)
David Kerr-Clemenson - bass, vocals (late 1973 - 1974)
Robin Box - lead guitar, vocals (1969-1974, 1978)
Julian Bailey - drums (Spring 1970 - mid 1970)
Roger Hills - drums (1969, mid 1970 - mid 1973)
Tex Marsh - drums (mid 1973 - 1974)
Brian Johnston - keyboards, vocals (Spring 1970 - Autumn 1970)
Ron Reynolds - keyboards, vocals (mid 1972 - 1974)
Brent Scott Carter - sax, flute (mid 1971 - mid 1972)
Tony Hall - sax (mid 1971 - mid 1972)
Roger Greenaway - Producer, vocals (promotional only), lead vocals on "I Need Your Everlasting Love"
Roger Cook - Producer, lead vocals on "To Love You" and "I'll Go Blind"

Songs with Roger Greenaway on lead vocals:
"I Need Your Everlasting Love" (Cook, Greenaway) (B-side, 1970)

Albums (UK):
White Plains (self-titled), Deram, Sept 1970
When You Are A King, Deram, Oct 1971

Promo photo, early 1970
L to R: Pete Nelson, Roger Greenaway, Robin Shaw, and Tony Burrows

White Plains live at NME Poll Winners' Concert, May 1970
L to R: Robin Box, Pete Nelson, Julian Bailey (drums), Ricky Wolff, and Robin Shaw

The Naked Truth (January/February 1970)
The Naked Truth is a studio duo made up of session vocalist Tony Burrows and vocalist/Producer/Songwriter Roger Greenaway. One single entitled "Two Little Rooms", produced by Tony Hiller, was released on Deram in February of 1970. The A-side features Roger Greenaway on lead vocals. The B-side features Tony Burrows, doing his best Frankie Valli impression.

Tony Burrows - lead vocals
Roger Greenaway - lead vocals

Singles (UK):
"Two Little Rooms" (Woods) b/w "Rag Doll Boy" (Salisbury), Deram, 20 Feb 1970

The Pipkins (Feb/March 1970 to October 1971, May 1975)
The Pipkins were a novelty act consisting of singer Tony Burrows and singer/Producer/Songwriter Roger Greenaway. Their first single was "Gimme Dat Ding" composed by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood and produced by John Burgess. The original song was performed by Freddie Garrity and appeared on the 1970 children's album Oliver In The Overworld. Greenaway (aka "Pip") sang with a child-like high-pitched voice, while Burrows (aka "Kin") sang with a deep, gravelly voice. The song reached #6 in the UK and #9 in the US. It was used as a commercial jingle ("Gimme Dat Ring") by Coca-Cola to introduce their new pull-off ring tabs. During the promotional period, the duo performed dressed in their Pipkins costumes, which were oversized clown-like trousers, suspenders, and striped shirts. The band released one main album called Gimme Dat Ding in 1970. Another album, which was a split LP with the band The Sweet (also called Gimme Dat Ding) was released in 1971. The duo released three more singles and seemingly disappeared in late 1971. In May of 1975, The Pipkins resurfaced once more with a cover of the Ohio Express song "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy", released on UK Bell Records.

Roger Greenaway - vocals
Tony Burrows - vocals

Albums (UK):
Gimme Dat Ding, Columbia, 1970
Gimme Dat Ding, Music For Pleasure, 1971 (Split LP with The Sweet)

Singles (UK):
"Gimme Dat Ding" (Hammond, Hazlewood) b/w "To Love You" (Cook, Greenaway), Columbia, 6 March 1970
"Yakety Yak" (Leiber, Stoller) b/w "Sugar And Spice" (Cook, Greenaway, Easterby), Columbia, 17 July 1970
"Pipkins Maxi Party: Mama Told Me Not To Come/Give Me Just A Little More Time/Yellow River" b/w "Pipkins Maxi Party: In The Summertime/My Baby Loves Lovin'/Melting Pot", Columbia, 30 Oct 1970
"Gonna Give Up Smoking And Take Up Lovin' With You" (Cook, Greenaway, Rae) b/w "Hole In The Middle" (Spiro, King), Columbia, 1 Oct 1971
"Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" (Resnick, Levine) b/w "Play Me Dat Music" (Gerry Butler), Bell, 2 May 1975

Pic from the split Sweet/Pipkins LP, 1971
Tony Burrows and Roger Greenaway

The Pipkins at the NME Poll Winners' Concert
Pic from the NME, 9 May 1970

Currant Kraze (March/April 1970)
Currant Kraze were a studio creation of Producers Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway. One single was released in April of 1970. The group consisted of the same group of session vocalists as Brotherhood Of Man with the addition of Roger Cook as the 2nd lead vocalist. The A-side features Roger Greenaway on lead vocals, along with John Goodison, while Roger Cook leads on the B-side.

Roger Greenaway - lead vocals
Roger Cook - lead vocals
John Goodison - vocals (lead on bridge of "Lady Pearl")
Tony Burrows - vocals
Sue Glover - vocals
Sunny Leslie - vocals

Single (UK):
"Lady Pearl" (Cook, Greenaway) b/w "Breaking The Heart Of A Good Man" (Cook, Greenaway), Deram, 17 April 1970

Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook, January 1972

Campus Kazoo (November 1970)
In the Fall of 1970, Cook and Greenaway recorded and released a couple of instrumental songs under the name Campus Kazoo. The songs were produced by Roger Greenaway, Roger Cook, and John Burgess with arrangement by Barbara Moore.

Singles (UK):
"Walk This Way" (Cook, Greenaway)  b/w "Ten Out Of Ten" (Cook, Greenaway), Columbia, 6 Nov 1970

Driftwood (1972)
In the Spring of 1972, John Carter (formerly of the Ivy League) and Roger Greenaway released two singles under the name Driftwood. The first single "Come Into The Warm" was used as a commercial jingle for Cadbury's Drinking Chocolate that same year. All four tracks were produced by Cook and Greenaway, with the second A-side single being co-produced by Tony Macaulay.

Singles (UK):
"Come Into The Warm" (Cook, Greenaway, Fitch) b/w "A Book About You" (Cook, Greenaway, Rae), Bell, 21 April 1972
"Love Me Love My Dog" (Macaulay, Cook, Greenaway*) [*Producer credits written as "R. Cookaway" on the 45 single.] b/w "How Uneasy Lies The Head" (Cook, Greenaway, Matthews), Bell, 25 Aug 1972

John Carter, 1973
Pic from a Spanish 45 picture sleeve

Roger Greenaway [Solo] (1972)
Days after the first single release from his side project Driftwood, Roger released a solo single also on Bell Records called "Ballad of Mae West". This would be his only solo release under his own name.

Singles (UK):
"Ballad Of Mae West (Come Up And See Me Sometime)" (Macaulay, Cook, Greenaway**) b/w "Dedication (To My Wife)" (Cook, Greenaway), Bell, 28 April 1972

** Note: On the record's A-side label, the writing credits for Cook and Greenaway are written as "Cookaway".

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The Nashville Soul Orchestra (1976, 1979)
Two singles were released under the name The Nashville Soul Orchestra. Their first single was co-written by Barry Mason and Roger Greenaway and listed as "A Regor Yawaneerg Production" (Roger Greenaway spelled backwards). Their second, released in 1979, featured the Theme song from TV's Soap, written by composer George Tipton. The B-side, "Love Transformation", was penned by Roger Greenaway. Ian Sane is listed as the producer on both of these tracks, which one would assume is just a pseudonym.

Singles (UK):
"Can U Dig It" (Mason, Greenaway) b/w "Never In A Million Years" (Mason, Greenaway), EMI, 23 July 1976
"Soap" (Tipton) b/w "Love Transformation" (Greenaway), Decca, 23 Nov 1979

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Excelsus (1981/1982)
In early 1982, "Ding Dong Disco (Parts I & II)" were released on the SRT label. Not much is known about these recordings. The songs were produced and arranged by Roger Greenaway and Nick Glennie-Smith (formerly of Progressive rock band Wally and later a film score composer) with Laurie Mansfield serving as the Executive Producer. 

Singles (UK):
"Ding Dong Disco (Part I)" (arr. Greenaway and Glennis-Smith) b/w "Ding Dong Disco (Part II)" (arr. Greenaway and Glennie-Smith), SRT, 8 Jan 1982

[Songwriter] (1964 to Present)
After forming a writing partnership with Roger Cook while they were members of The Kestrels in the mid-1960s, the duo went on to write more than fifty hit songs, collected eleven gold discs, and wrote numerous well-known commercial jingles. After Roger Cook left for Nashville in 1975, Greenaway went on to work with various other songwriters, including Barry Mason and Geoff Stephens. In 1983, Roger began serving as Chairman of the Performing Right Society and later in 1995 he took a leadership role in the European ASCAP office. In 2018, McDonald's featured the Greenaway-penned jingle "The Sounds Of Breakfast" in their commercial celebrating 45 years of the Egg McMuffin. The jingle features singer Madeline Bell (ex-Blue Mink).

Partial list of songs penned or co-written by Roger Greenaway:
"You've Got Your Troubles" by The Fortunes (1965)
"Green Grass" by Gary Lewis and The Playboys (1966)
"Man Of The Moment" by Freddie Ryder (1966)
"Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart" by Gene Pitney (1967)
"I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman" by Whistling Jack Smith (1967)
"Melting Pot" by Blue Mink (1969)
"Hallelujah" by Deep Purple (1969)
"My Baby Loves Lovin'" by White Plains (1970)
"(Blame It) On The Pony Express" by Johnny Johnston and The Bandwagon (1970)
"Gasoline Alley Bred" by The Hollies (1970)
"Something Old Something New" by The Fantastics (1970)
"Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" by The Fortunes (1970)
"Softly Whispering I Love You" by The Congregation (1971)
"Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight) by Cilla Black (1971)
"I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" by The New Seekers (1971)
"Zoo De Zoo Zong" by Twiggy And Friends (1971)
"Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress" by The Hollies (1972)
"Doctor's Orders" by Sunny (1974)
"Sweet America" by Nina & Mike (1973)
"Hello Summertime" by Bobby Goldsboro (1974)
"Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies" by The Drifters (1974)
"Sweet Cheatin' Rita" by Alvin Stardust (1975)
"It's Gonna Be A Cold, Cold Christmas" by Dana (1975)
"Headline News" by Carol Douglas (1975)
"Can I Take You Home Little Girl" by The Drifters (1975)
"Red Headed Lady" by Kenny (1976)
"Jeans On" by David Dundas (1976)
"You Just Might See Me Cry" by Our Kid (1976)
"Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow" by Tom Jones (1977)
"It's Like We Never Said Goodbye" by Crystal Gayle (1980)
"I'm A Girl" by Stephanie Davies (1980)
"Shooting From The Heart" by Cliff Richard (1984)
"Doin' The Crab" by Michael Barrymore (1987)

Sheet Music, 1971

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