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Not Them Again is the adopted brainchild of Tarquin Gotch & Yoni Cohen. It started as a boutique music publishing company that invested in acts they both loved; Kathryn Tickell, Ranking Roger and his son Murphy, Hugh Harris, Tony McAnaney, Mick Lister and Ruby Jean Rose, and has since expanded into an indie record label with releases by Ranking Roger (RIP), Ruby Jean Rose and Dreddneck (written and produced by Hugh Harris) and a media rights holding company.

Tarquin Gotch
Tarquin Gotch

Ranking Roger
Ranking Roger

Much loved frontman Ranking Roger dies aged 56

Tributes are being paid to Ranking Roger, the talented, energetic and charismatic frontman from The Beat, who passed away on Tuesday 26 March 2019 surrounded by family.

Birmingham born star Roger Charlery, was diagnosed with cancer at the end of last year but remained a creative force until the end - recently releasing a new album and putting the finishing touches to an autobiography whilst undergoing treatment.

Tarquin Gotch, Roger’s long-time manager, said “We have lost a wonderfully talented artist and great friend. It has been an enormous honour and privilege for us all to have been a part of his life.”

In Autumn 2018, just before he was about to embark on his first US tour in over 12 years Roger was diagnosed with cancer. At the time he was riding high having just released a live DVD from a sold-out London Roundhouse show, finished a new studio album and had over the preceding year enjoyed enormous worldwide success touring with lifelong friends The Selecter.

After his diagnosis The Beat cancelled all forthcoming live dates.

As 2019 began Roger finished his biography ‘I Just Can’t Stop It’ with co-writer Daniel Rachel which will be released in the spring. And the new studio album ‘Public Confidential’, which he was so rightly proud of, was released in January by DMF Records.

Ranking Roger was an original member of The Beat who formed in Birmingham in 1978. Their numerous hits include Mirror in the Bathroom, Tears of A Clown, Ranking Full Stop and Hands off She’s Mine. 2-Tone was a crucial multi-racial, multi-cultural explosion borne out of Coventry and the Midlands that remade British pop from 1979 onwards.

Roger collaborated and worked with numerous other musicians over the years including Big Audio Dynamite, Sting, Pato Banton and members of The Specials and Dexys Midnight Runners to name a few.

He is survived by his partner Pauline and 5 children including Ranking Junior who he worked with for the last 10 years of his life.

 

 

I Just Can't Stop It

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Limited Edition Box Set

288 page hardback book (not available separately) 7” single of two previously unreleased Beat demos, a print of an Adrian Boot Beat photograph, two badges, and a certificate of authenticity.

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Roger talking about I Just Can't Stop It (Part One)

Part Two   Part Three

Roger talking about his illness

Praise for I Just can't Stop It

*** An Amazon No. 1 Bestseller ***

A charming snapshot of not only Roger’s life, but a bygone era of Britain and the music industry…a fine swansong - CLASSIC POP

Energy abounds here - UNCUT

Chatty, unpretentious narrative - Q BOOK OF THE MONTH

A fitting document of a great British band…. full of vibrant energy and spicy anecdotes - RECORD COLLECTOR

Conversational, positive and grateful memory…extremely poignant - MOJO

Recalls the glory years of the highly influential 2 Tone band - CHOICE

This engaging, stirring account draws you in from first word to the last - LOUDER THAN WAR

A strikingly presented book….a beautiful tribute to an amazing man. I just can’t put it down - VIVE LE ROCK

Not Them Again

Tarquin Gotch is an entertainment industry veteran, having worked in the music and film business since the late 1970s.

Tarquin started out as a music publisher at Pendulum Music and moved on to work in a number of different roles; A&R man at Arista and WEA, music supervisor and executive producer for John Hughes on a string of hit US films, such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes Trains and Automobiles & Home Alone, and as manager of various musicians such as Jimmy Nail, Stephen Duffy, XTC, The Dream Academy, Hugh Harris and Jon Lord of Deep Purple. Tarquin continues to manage acts such as The Beat and Brian Johnson (AC/DC) through his company Serious Comedy, and produces TV shows in the UK & the US (Porridge - Inside and Out, Cars that Rock, Reigned In, On The Road With Brian Johnson) alongside running NTA with his business partner and good looking friend Yoni.

Yoni Cohen worked at a number of the biggest TV networks in the States & the UK for over 25 years. Yoni first met Tarquin when they were both working at Fox in the nineties; Yoni as Head of TV Sales for Europe and Tarquin as Head of TV Movies.

Yoni passed away in October 2017. He is very much missed by all the staff and artists here at NTA.

The Company motto was going to be “anything legal considered” but then, realising how wrong that was on every level, they came up with “we never rush” (particularly in writing bios like this!)

The UK office is run by the experienced industry stalwart, Holly Topps, and day to day publishing is administered by Sharon Perry at Purple Patch. For more information, please contact Holly on holly@seriouscomedy.net


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