Poets and Prophets: A Salute to Legendary Songwriter Roger Cook

October 5, 2013
A native of Bristol, England, Roger Cook established his songwriting career in the 1960s and '70s by penning the pop classics "You've Got Your Troubles," "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again," "Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)," and "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony)." Cook arrived in Nashville in 1975, and wrote country #1s such as Crystal Gayle's "Talking in Your Sleep," Don Williams's "I Believe in You" and "Love Is on a Roll," and George Strait's "I Just Want to Dance with You." Cook is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He also achieved success as a recording artist, session vocalist, and song publisher. This interview and performance will be illustrated with vintage photos, film footage, and recordings.