Roger was woensdag aanwezig bij de diplomauitreiking op het BIMM in Brighton. Dat meldt The Argus. Hij is tevens de beschermheer van deze muziekonderwijsinstelling.
“These young artists must put pressure on the likes of iTunes to put something back into the business. They take 50% of the performance royalties. It is the biggest robbery in history. I-Tunes has stolen the music industry overnight. I support BIMM in Brighton because it is giving something back. It teaches the students not only music skills but about the business side of the industry. That’s something that bands never got when we were starting out. My connection to the city goes back to when I used to come on holiday as an 11- year-old and stay in Chapel Street“, aldus Roger. “The Who used to play at the Aquarium which was considered the top mod gig. We also played the Hippodrome. We backed Dusty Springfield and Gerry and the Pacemakers – we’d back everybody and anybody just like the bands coming out of BIMM”.