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Roger Ridley

Las Vegas, United States

Roger Ridley and his music embody everything that music is: soul, perseverance, and talent. He has often been called “the voice of God” by the other street musicians on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California. His dedication to his audience was clear, traveling from his home in Las Vegas, Nevada to his spot in Santa Monica every Saturday and giving his best performance before returning home that night. It was Roger’s performance of "Stand By Me" that sent Playing For Change off on its mission to connect the world through music by adding other musicians to his recording.

How we met:

One day while walking down the promenade, Mark heard Roger singing “Stand By Me” in the distance. He ran to witness the performance and realized that Roger’s voice, soul, and passion had to be shared with the rest of the world.

Related Videos

Stand By Me thumbnail SATW

Stand By Me | Song Around The World

Bring It Home To Me SATW Thumbnail

Bring It On Home To Me | Song Around The World

BRING IT ON HOME TO ME LIVE OUTSIDE THUMBNAIL

Bring It On Home To Me | Roger Ridley | Live Outside

TEARS ON MY PILLOW LIVE OUTSIDE THUMBNAIL 1

Tears On My Pillow/You Send Me | Roger Ridley | Live Outside

Stand by me roger original performance thumb

Stand By Me (original performance) | Roger Ridley | Live Outside

Remembering Roger Ridley

Remembering Roger Ridley | Documentary

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