Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Roger's at the Heart of Rock'n'roll

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Roger's at the Heart of Rock'n'roll

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Byline: Will Sutton

A retired teacher who rediscovered his love of 60s rock 'n' roll after a heart attack is saying thank you with a charity gig.

Roger Sleath, 62, from Guisborough, was a young teacher when he first played in a band during the sixties but had to give up his bass guitar to concentrate on his job.

A heart attack years later led to retirement, but following heart bypass surgery, Roger was able to rediscover his love of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Kinks.

And now he is putting his musical talents to good use with a fundraiser to help the South Cleveland Heart Fund.

The gig on Wednesday, April 18, will see Roger take to the stage with his band, The Classix, to deliver a night of rock'n'roll at Guisborough Football Club.

Roger said: "The 60s was when all these bands were first appearing and I played in several bands. I remember thinking that The Beatles was a strange name for a band and when I played Cliff Richard my mother would say 'You're not listening to that long-haired lout! …

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