2000 - Writer
Roger Hughes is the author of over 100 published songs recorded by various groups on RCA, Mercury, Smash and other national labels. He began playing guitar in 1957 in Sioux City, and appeared with a group called the Screamers, who later became the Velaires.
Hughes played with Dee Jay and the Runaways in 1967 and worked with a number of bands and single artists at Iowa Lakes Recording Studio in Milford. His song, "Sunshine Morning" was recorded by Dee Jay and the Runaways. Another Hughes song, "Yes, I Loved you" was recorded by the Velaires and picked up by Mercury Records for national distribution.
From 1971 to ‘74 Hughes formed his own folk rock trio and worked the east coast. he was under contract as a performer/songwriter with Milton Okun, musical director for John Denver and Peter, Paul, and Mary.
Three of his songs were included in "The Best of Modern Folk Music" distributed by Cherry Lane Publishers in 1973.
Hughes currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.