Roger Cook (songwriter)

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Roger Frederick Cook (born 19 August 1940)[1] is an English singer, songwriter and record producer, who has written many hit records for other recording artists. He has also had a successful recording career in his own right.

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Roger Cook
Roger Cook (1967)
Background information
Birth nameRoger Frederick Cook
Also known asRoger James Cooke
Born (1940-08-19) 19 August 1940 (age 83)
Fishponds, Bristol, England
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active1960s–present

He is best known for his collaborations with Roger Greenaway. Cook's co-compositions have included "You've Got Your Troubles", and the transatlantic million selling songs, "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"[2] and "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress".[3] They were the first UK songwriting partnership to win an Ivor Novello Award as 'Songwriters of the Year' in two successive years.[4]

In 1997, Cook became the first and so far only British songwriter to enter the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.[1]