Rogue – Dedication

Released in 1975 in the UK on Epic, and in the Netherlands on Negram. Taken from their self-titled album, which was also released under the title Fallen Angel. The song is one of many songs written by Guy Fletcher and Doug Flett. Guy formed Rogue in 1975 with former Onyx guitarist Al Hodge and John Hodkinson. The band recorded three albums before folding in 1979. The band also produced a version for London’s Capital Radio, with the first line: “Capital’s our local station.” The song was covered by the Bay City Rollers on their 1976 album Dedication. Released as a single in the US, it made #60 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2005, Guy was awarded an OBE for services to British music. He has a nephew, also called Guy Fletcher, who was a member of Dire Straits from 1984 until their dissolution in 1995.

One Comment

  1. angelafisher

    January 3, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Thank you for posting this, I love it, brings back so many memories!

  2. kayem11

    January 3, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Untarnishable sound of music that will for ever remain as fresh and current as it was when it was released in the 1970s! Rayflute, or anyone out there, can you perhaps also upload Rogue’s other super tracks ‘Goodbye Birds’ and ‘Cool Clear Air’ (latter also done by Sahdows)? Thanks for the post, man! & let good music reign supreme!

  3. MsGillian1961

    January 3, 2011 at 7:44 am

    This song was on the South African hit parade for 10 weeks in 1976, reaching No.8.

  4. cucumbergrin

    January 3, 2011 at 8:14 am

    This took me years to find on a single. I remember it on Capital Radio. I paid a lot of money for this single 30 years after I’d heard it. Love it. Brings back some nice memories.. thansk for posting.

  5. rayflute

    January 3, 2011 at 8:58 am

    @TheGhostory The Frankie Valli song “Fallen Angel” was also written and recorded by the very same. 🙂

  6. TheGhostory

    January 3, 2011 at 9:18 am

    oh my god!how much i have tried to trace and locate the name of the group whom originally sang the song ‘dedication’ and many thanks to an oldies expert site for i managed to get the name of the writers flett & fletcher and discovered that it was ORIGINALLY sung for the FIRST time by ROGUE in 1975 and not the bay city rollers in 1976!it brings back to me a multitude of lingering memories.

  7. booksol

    January 3, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Brilliant memories!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for posting- I’ve tried to find this for like 25 years!

  8. TheDutch1949

    January 3, 2011 at 10:09 am

    What a brilliant song, should have been a huge hit.

  9. camdentownjohn

    January 3, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Capital Radio in London used to play a version which began “Capital’s our local station”. It got to number 20 in their chart

  10. Hiemstra1957

    January 3, 2011 at 11:15 am

    great thanks a lot,searching for this song a long time

  11. brockydockydoo

    January 3, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Yet another great tune that you never ever hear nowdays, thank you very much indeed for this!