Roger Ferris

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Roger Ferris is a British pop music composer, who wrote a Top 30 UK chart hit single in 1975 for the British band Arrows, entitled "My Last Night With You." The song was produced by Mickie Most on his RAK label. "My Last Night With You" was also a top 30 chart hit in European territories as recorded by Arrows.

Ferris wrote two more songs for the Arrows, "Hard Hearted" and "Broken Down Heart", both released in 1975 in the UK and Europe. "Broken Down Heart" was the B-side of the first version of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" (later made famous in the USA by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in 1981). In 1979, Ferris went on to co-write with Glo Macari a further two international hits for RAK. These were "Boy Oh Boy" recorded by Racey, also produced by Most, Smokie recorded "Babe It's Up To You". Both songs charted in various territories throughout Europe. Prior to his association with RAK, Ferris was the lyricist for the 1970s comedy film "On the Buses" theme song.

Ferris was also a sound engineer on recordings by The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios in the late 1960s.

Since the 1990s, Ferris has been the bass player and co-writer for the British blues trio, Smokestack,[1] who were invited to guest for a live session on the Paul Jones blues programme on BBC Radio 2 in 1999.

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