Roger grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He and his two older brothers and a younger sister saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. The next week they were pantomiming with tennis rackets in front of the mirror. His parents arranged for a guitar teacher to come to the house and give lessons to the three boys. They eventually branched out to the oldest, George, getting some drums, but settling on bass. Charles staying on guitar, and Roger taking over the drums, which was a Gretsch white pearl kit. Roger and Charles' first gig was their elementary school talent show in 1966 in their band The Stags, with an additional guitarist and a lead singer, playing The Monkees' I'm a Believer and (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone. They continued practicing for and performing at subsequent talent shows, with different bands and line ups, including
1967's The Colossal Coconut
1969's The Black and White Generation
1970's Free (Love is the Only) Way
Skipping forward several years, Roger became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in his senior year of high school, culminating in a trip to India in 1980, when he decided to switch direction and become a computer programmer, which has continued to this day.
In 1984 he moved to Washington, DC and in the mid 1990's became the drummer for Big Black Nun. He continues to collaborate in music production, via computer editing, with the singer Fire-Dean. Not long after moving to New York City in 1999, he joined Bill Popp and The Tapes, which has continued to this day.