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September 19, 2023 8:53 am  #1

Roger Whittaker dead at 87

The British-Kenyan folk singer was best known for his hit singles "Durham Town", "The Last Farewell" and "New World in the Morning". He was also able to sing in a number of different languages and scored some hit singles in Germany in their native language, where he became especially popular.

Roger Whittaker, folk singer famous for Durham Town, dies aged 87

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September 19, 2023 4:18 pm  #2

Re: Roger Whittaker dead at 87

As a young jock working at a MOR station in the 70's/80's Roger Whittaker was a staple. RIP. 


September 20, 2023 7:37 am  #3

Re: Roger Whittaker dead at 87

The obit in this morning's G&M is from the NY Times so the slant is truly American particularly that of oddly, Boston. Missed is his impact  in Canada. Roger Whittaker was in the 70's a huge star in Quebec. One of the most requested artists at CFQR-FM in the day. He reflected the  international flair that fit in well with the cosmopolitan vibe of Montreal then. Truly a troubadour for that era. RIP..