Roger Cook - Songwriter
Elton John

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Roger Cook, Madeline Bell , Leslie Duncan, Tony Burrows and various musicians provide assistance in the recording studios for Elton John's new album 'Elton' (DJM DJF 20406). The album is produced by Gus Dudgeon Click for video clip
Roger Greenaway, along with Tony Burrows, releases Gimme Dat Ding (Columbia DB 8662). Penned by Hammond and Hazlewood it climbs To No.6 in the UK charts and No.9 in the USA. The flip-side, To Love You Click for audio clip, is penned by Cook and Greenaway and performed by Roger Greenaway.
Blue Mink release Good Morning Freedom (Philips BF 1838 Click for audio clip). Penned by Cook, Greenaway, Hammond and Hazlewood it climbs to No.10 in the UK charts. Many radio stations use the song as a morning jingle.
Blue Mink , Brotherhood of Man , Edison Lighthouse and the Pipkins all appear on the BBC TV show, Top of the Pops. All of these groups feature members from the now disbanded Bristol band, The Kestrels. Namely, Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway and Tony Burrows. The Rogers, and in particularly Tony, leap from stage to stage between numbers and subsequently receive a warning from the BBC not to try to fool them again with their many disguises Click for video clip
Roger Cook makes a guest appearance on Romey Carr's release, Can You Feel It Baby (Columbia DB 8668 Click for audio clip). Penned by Cook and Greenaway, the number is arranged by Ken Woodman and produced by Ken Burgess.
New British group Currant Kraze release Lady Pearl / Breaking The Heart Of A Good Man (Deram DM292 Click for audio clip). The line-up is Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Tony Burrows, Johnny Goodison along with Sue and Sunny from The Brotherhood of Man. The song was to be the first and last recording of Currant Kraze. Breaking The Heart Of A Good Man (Bell 1096 Click for audio clip) was simultaneously released as the debut single for Doctor Marigolds Prescription. Lady Pearl was subsequently recorded in 1976 by Simon Green (EMI 2244 Click for audio clip).