Born in Bristol in 1940, Roger Cook, along with fellow Bristolian Roger Greenaway, wrote numerous hit songs in the ‘60s for acts such as The Fortunes, The Hollies, Cilla Black, Gene Pitney, Cliff Richard, Engelbert Humperdinck and many others.
In 1975 Roger Cook moved to the USA and went on to write hit songs for American greats such as Don Williams, Crystal Gayle and George Strait.
In 1997 he became the first (and so far only) British songwriter to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2009 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.
This video contains a selection of clips from the hundreds of songs written throughout the enduring songwriting career of the man who taught the world to sing, Roger Cook.