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Roger Gray - Drums
Born in Stamford on April 29th 1949.
Roger's first public appearance was at Oakham youth centre in 1965 at the age of 16. He then Joined The Age of Consent (pre Cupids Inspiration line up).
Summer of '66 and in late '67 their manager Peter Jackson arranged a meet with Donovan's manager, Ashley Kozak who took an interest in the band, mainly because of Terry Rice Milton's powerful voice.
The band Signed to NEMS in early '68 with their new name of 'Cupids Inspiration' and released many records on that label including the fabulously successful "Yesterday Has Gone".
After leaving the band in late '72, Roger became a postal worker for a few months and then a computer operator for 5 years. In 1979 Roger joined the Fire Service, where he remained until 2001.
In 2002 he decided to see some of the world and live in a different environment. He visited India and stayed in Mumbai, Bombay for 6 months before traveling on to South Africa. He lived there for 4 months experiencing the culture of the country and studying tribal drum rhythms.
Since returning to the UK Roger has been active in the music scene doing session work, playing live gigs and teaching drums around the Northamptonshire area.
In December 2013 after many years, he was reunited via the internet with Bob Poole and in January 2014, Bob and Paul Shanahan asked if he would consider re-joining the band. After the first rehearsal, there was no doubt in anyone's mind that Roger was back where he belonged.
Now, after 42 years the rhythm section of Cupid's Inspiration is once more complete.