This is just a gentle reminder that tomorrow sees the funeral of much-missed son of Aldridge and talented musician Roger Mosedale, about whom much has been posted in the last few weeks.
Roger’s loss has been acutely felt and It’s been an honour to post memories, photos and music here for Roger’s friends and acquaintances to enjoy and remember him by.
One of the brighter moments has been reuniting David Danks with Barry and H at Midland Songwriters. Barry wrote to me and said:
Thanks for putting Barry & ‘H’ in touch with Dave Danks.
He will be attending Roger Mosedale’s funeral.
Could you please remind the folks on your website and Facebook members that Roger’s funeral is at 12 -45 pm this Friday (12th August 2016) at Streetly Crematorium.
Anyone who knew Roger is welcome.
Another Roger Mosedale recording has come to light. It’s an instrumental tune that Roger composed called ‘Comanche’.
It was only a home recording , recorded straight to cassette.
We are enclosing an mp3 of it. ( copyright: Midlands Songwriters )
And a photo taken in 1975.
Barry and “H”. ( Midlands Songwriters)
Thanks again for the wonderful generosity in sharing Roger’s music, and I’m so glad you guys and David have got it together despite the sadness.
The full details of the funeral as posted by Rachel, Roger’s niece, I repeat below.
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
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.