RIP Roger Dalleywater

Roger Dalleywater

Eddie Wilkinson writes:

Writer, broadcaster, musician Roger Dalleywater died peacefully at home on 20th February 2015 at the age of 78, following a long battle fighting heart disease.

Roger was one of the UK’s top jazz experts and for 30 years presented jazz on BBC Radio Kent and appeared on Radio 2,4 and The World Service. He was equally well known in America where he hosted concert , festivals and worked on numerous radio and TV stations. In addition to his writings on music, he was an authority on topography and buildings of historical interest. He leaves his second wife, son, daughter, stepdaughter and 6 grandchildren.


  1. A truly lovely man, always ready with a smile and a joke. He will be sadly missed.

  2. A wonderfully friendly and easy going man. I have many happy memories of travelling and working with Roger in the 70s whilst at Freemans. One in a million who will be sadly missed. God Bless Roger.

  3. Rip. Lovely guy to work with.