Happy Birthday Roger Charlery.

Best known as the singer/toaster and co-frontman of The English Beat and General Public, Ranking Roger became a punk rock fan as a teenager. He joined ska revival pioneers The English Beat in 1978, where he teamed with singer Dave Wakeling to give the group a unique one-two punch out front. After three albums, Wakeling and Roger departed in 1983 to form the more pop and soul tinged General Public, which also included members of The Specials and Dexy's Midnight Runners. (allmusic.com)