Ranking Roger, Frontman For The English Beat, Dies At 56

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Ranking Roger, born Roger Charlery, performs with The English Beat in San Bernardino, California, on May 28, 1983. Charlery died March 26, 2019 in Birmingham, U.K.

In the late ’70s, Ranking Roger left punk rock to join The Beat — later known as The English Beat. His presence helped it become one of the most unforgettable bands of the ’80s.

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