Roger is without doubt one of the greatest success stories to emerge from the Australian music  industry. He is famed within the music industry for his incredible career – working with artists ranging from Olivia Newton John to Pink. After leaving  school Roger worked  his way up from the very bottom  rung of the industry.  He progressed from roadie to agent, to manager of a local band; eventually becoming one  of the most  successful and  respected artist managers in the world. The rise of Roger began in earnest in 1970  when he became the manager of a Sydney pop/rock band Sherbet which, with his help, became arguably the most successful Australian pop act of the 1970s. Sherbet provided Roger with the all-important experience that would take  him to the top in his chosen field. Sherbet dominated the Australian pop charts through the mid- seventies, winning award after award. Sherbet’s lead singer, Daryl Braithwaite, was Australia’s ‘King of Pop’ for three  years running  – and  the band became a key part of the ‘countdown generation’. Roger was  based in the United States and  England in the 1980s and  1990s. He played a major part in Olivia Newton  John’s massive success in the early 1980s, including  her multi-million selling albums Physical and Soul Kiss. In 1979  Roger became the manager of Tina Turner guiding her incredible comeback and  launching her solo career. He began working with Cher  in the late 1990s around the time of her international smash hit ‘Believe’ and  organised her Believe  Tour and  the 325 Concert World Farewell Tour playing to more  than  five million fans in 30 countries – a tour recognised as the most successful and  highest grossing tour of any female artist. Other  international artists Roger has  managed include many  of the most  successful rock performers in the world – Janet Jackson, Sade, Pink, Joe  Cocker and  Tony Joe  White. In 2004,  Roger was  awarded the Lifetime Membership Award at the 2004  MMF Music Managers Awards  by the Music Managers Forum  (Australia). In 2008  he was honoured by the Australian music industry when he was awarded one  of their highest accolades, The Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Music.

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