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Ranking Roger, born Roger Charlery, performs with The English Beat in San Bernardino, California, on May 28, 1983. Charlery died March 26, 2019 in Birmingham, U.K. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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Out Of Industrial Wasteland, The English Beat Was Born

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