b. DeWayne Julius Rogers, 9th May 1948, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
d. 22nd August 2020, U.S.A.
D.J. Rogers is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist.
D.J. is best known for the ballad ‘Say You Love Me’.
DeWayne Julius Rogers began singing and playing piano in church in Los Angeles.
d.j. rogers - 1973 / it's good to be alive - 1975 (2 cover versions) / on the road again - 1976
He signed with RCA Records, releasing ‘It's Good to Be Alive’.
‘Say You Love Me’ reached number 51 R&B on the Billboard Chart.
D.J. began working with composer/keyboardist/arranger and producer Jerry Peters.
He released ‘Let Your Life Shine’ which reached number 78 R&B in 1976.
The song featured on his 1976 ‘On the Road Again’ LP.
love, music and life - 1977 / you brought me back - 1978 / trust me - 1979 / the message is still the same - 1980
D.J. then signed to the Total Experience Records imprint, releasing ‘Love, Music & Life’ in 1977.
He switched labels again, signing with Columbia Records.
In 1980, he released the album ‘The Message Is Still The Same’.
That year, D.J. duetted with Patrice Rushen on ’Givin' It up Is Givin' Up’ from her album ‘Pizzaazz’.
During the latter part of the Eighties, D.J. worked on Gospel material.
D.J. Rogers passed away in 2020. He was 72.
D.J. Rogers (Shelter Records 1973)
It's Good To Be Alive (RCA Records 1976)
On The Road Again (RCA Records 1976)
Love, Music & Life (RCA Records 1977)
Love Brought Me Back (Columbia Records 1978)
Trust Me (Columbia Records 1979)
Say You Love Me (Soul Records 1996)
The Message Man: The Best of DJ Rogers (Sony Records 1998)