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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Roger Dinsdale - Banjo God

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TeresaG - Posted - 07/28/2009:  02:27:37

I googled my friend Roger and I noticed that your community liked his banjo riff on Swamp Thing. Just to clarify, Roger composed the banjo part entirely on his own. The Grid tried to rip him off and despite selling millions of singles and albums off the back of Roger's banjo playing, all Roger got was a measely 30,000 pounds. Anyway for all you banjo players who admired Roger's playing this is to let you all know that he decided he'd had enough this morning and hung himself.
He had drifted away from his music since the debacle with the grid but he was a true genius when it came to knocking out a tune, not only on the banjo but also mandolin, guitar and tin whistle.

RIP Roger

Roger Dinsdale-Banjo God

stringbeaner - Posted - 07/28/2009:  02:48:28

I don't know what to say. I didn't know Roger and haven't ever heard or heard of him and I don't know what the "grid" is but I reckon I'm sorry he choose that way to leave.


TN_Picker - Posted - 07/28/2009:  03:08:03

I didn't know of him but I hate to hear of anyone feeling they must resort to this, rip.

“Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help! I''m being repressed!”

mike gregory - Posted - 07/28/2009:  06:26:22

For those of you, like myself, who are unfamiliar with his work.....
Here's Mr. Dinsdale's banjo, driving "Swamp Thing" as a soundtrack to some car rally shots.

My sympathy to his family and friends.

=):{ )
Mike Gregory, Banjo Maker Infraordinaire
When I say my instruments are as good as anything Gibson or Martin ever made,
I mean MEL Gibson and DEAN Martin!

My banjos can be seen on my own website

See me & my SQUARED EEL banjo on the Y''all tube

jakeyvimto - Posted - 07/28/2009:  06:55:11

The first song I heard that made me want a banjo, way back as a school kid listening to dance music in the 90's.

I posted the video for swamp thing on here about a year of so ago.

It makes me sad that I've never heard of Roger before now.


I aint goodlooking, dont let that deceive you, I''m somebodys natural angelchild

TeresaG - Posted - 07/28/2009:  06:57:27

Roger is the one in the electric bless him.

Roger Dinsdale-Banjo God

stringbeaner - Posted - 07/28/2009:  08:23:20

OK, Now I know something about Roger Dinsdale. I'm still sorry he chose to assume room temp on his own. Seems to me there are a lot more and better choices.


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