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Roger Cotton
Roger (* 1946 in Bromley, London) was a singer, songwriter, and played keyboards and guitar. Cotton first played in his father's band at the age of 13. He was a member of Peter Green's Splinter Group, The Clockwork Orange, The Bandwagon, and The Brothers Grim where he met longtime collaborator Alan Glen. At the time of his death, Cotton was the keyboard player in the Buddy Whittington Band.
 
Roger, when a member of Peter Green Splinter Group, wrote some of the band's songs, including "Big Change" and "Real World". He played keyboard and guitar with John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Paul Jones, Carlos Santana, Papa George Blues Band, Soul Survivor, The Paul Cox Band, and with Buddy Whittington. He has also written and recorded with Eric Bibb, Dr. Feelgood, The Barcodes, Incredible Blues Puppies, Downliners Sect, Sonny Black and Derek Nash. He also made various appearances on television in the United States, Europe and Japan.
 
Roger was the owner of Roundel Studios in Horton Kirby, Kent, where many musicians have recorded. The studio closed after his death.
 
In November 2008, after producing and engineering hundreds of albums for other musicians, Cotton released his first album, A Long Way Back, under his own name, featuring many of the musicians he had worked with including Derek Nash, Marcus Malone, Gary Barnacle, Papa George, Buddy Whittington, Paul Cox and Val Cowell. Roger died in June 2016.
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Discography
With Friends Like These...
note-records NCD 1012 2
recorded May 2006 in Horton Kirby/Great Britain
Bob Haddrell, Hammond C3 organ, piano, vocals
Alan Glen, guitar, harmonica, percussion, vocals
Dino Coccia, drums, percussion
Nick Newall, sax, flute
Alan Barnes, sax
Jim Mullen, guitar
Zoot Money, vocal, Hammond
Paul Cox, vocal
Val Cowell, vocal
Papa George, guitar, vocal
Gypie Mayo, guitar
Roger Cotton, Hammond organ
Be Cool (The Very Best Of The Barcodes)
note-records NCD 1023 2
recorded various dates and places
Bob Haddrell, Hammond C3 organ, piano, vocals
lan Glen, guitar, harmonica, vocals
Dino Coccia, drums, percussion
Nick Newall, sax, flute
Alan Barnes, sax
Jim Mullen, guitar
Zoot Money, vocal, Hammond
Paul Cox, vocal
Val Cowell, vocal
Papa George, guitar, vocal
Roger Cotton, Hammond organ
That's What We Were Born For
note-records NCD 1024 2
recorded 2011 in USA
Paul Cox, vocals
Charlie Fabert, guitar
Roger Cotton, keyboards
Nigel Hardy, bass
Peter Stroud, drums

 
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