Funeral details for Roger Mosedale announced – and more of Roger’s music emerges


Roger Mosedale (third left) and freinds in 1971, outside Terry Heath’s home in Park Ring, Norton Canes – thanks to Glenys Jones Smith for the location information. Image kindly supplied by Jake Williams.

Following the announcement of the sad passing of local lad and noted musical talent Roger Mosedale last week, and the subsequent huge interest shown in Roger’s music, kindly donated by Jake Williams, Jake has been back in touch with funeral details and more of Roger’s music, this time dating from the late 1960s.

I thank Jake for his continued generosity, and for allowing me to share Roger’s music with all the people who have noted Roger’s sad passing and ave commented and paid tribute to him.

Jake wrote:

Roger’s funeral will be at the West Chapel – Streetly Crematorium on August 12th, at 12 – 45 pm.

Anybody who knew Roger is welcome.

The enclosed songs are tracks that Roger and Barry Peacock made with the B’ham singer Gerry Levene (Michael Gibbs). We think it was around 1967.

Don’t Cry

A Little Bit Of Heaven

The Ship

Gerry Levene died on December 20th 2011.

Roger’s niece Rachel also sent the following lovely message detailing memorial arrangements:

To all,

I am Rachel, Uncle ‘Dodges’ niece. The family would like to thank Colin Corbett for posting this memoriam and for all your lovely comments and thoughts. Bought tears to our eyes.

If any of you, and others you may know would like to attend his service it is being held on Friday 12th August at 12.45pm, Streetly Crematorium, West Chapel.

Sid, Roger’s lifelong friend, is conducting the service. The family have requested no flowers but any donations to be made to St Giles Hospice, Walsall, where he spent his last days.

You will be able to do this on the day.

Once again, thank you for all your lovely kind thoughts and memories.

As Uncle Dodge used to say to me, night and god bless to you all xx

Thanks to Jake for a true act of community and remembrance, and to Rachel for such kind, thoughtful words.

My sincere condolences remain with Roger’s family, friends and all who knew and remembered him. Rarely have I seen this strong a reaction to such news on the blog; Roger was clearly a very special and well-loved man.

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