Roger Pope Dead At 66
2013-09-18 by Aaron Webster | 6 Comments

Veteran drummer Roger Pope has died at the age of 66.

The respected musician, who played in bands with Sir Elton John, Hall & Oates, Sir Cliff Richard, and Nilsson, passed away last week after a battle with illness.
Born in Kent, England, Pope was playing drums in bands by his mid-teens and working as a session musician, and in the late 1960s he became one of the founding members of cult rockers Hookfoot.

His studio work included sessions for Sir Elton, and he played on his debut album, Empty Sky, before joining the star on the road as part of his backing band in 1975. During his career, Pope also played with blues star Buddy Guy, singer Kiki Dee, and folk singer Al Stewart.

It is believed he passed away at a nursing home in the south of England.

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Zamora
September 18th 2013

251 Comments


Rest In Peace

SlMBOLlC
September 19th 2013

4992 Comments


What John Pope is dead???

I was a MASSive fan

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advancedwarfighter
September 19th 2013

7 Comments


^John Pope died at 666

henryChinaski
September 19th 2013

2725 Comments


RIP

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ButteryBiscuitBass
September 19th 2013

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rip

SadAndHolyGlow
September 25th 2013

1516 Comments


Rip.



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