While the Beatles had John Lennon and Paul McCartney penning their songs, other acts of the day such as The Fortunes, The Hollies, Cilla Black, Gene Pitney, Cliff Richard, The Drifters, Engelbert Humperdinck and numerous others called upon the equally prolific Bristol songwriting duo of Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway to pen theirs.
Roger Cook later moved to the USA and went on to write hit songs for American greats such as Andy Williams, Crystal Gayle, George Strait and Don Williams.
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 site pays tribute to one of the world’s greatest unsung songwriting heroes - the man who taught the world to sing, Roger Cook.