Roger Roger was born on 5 August 1911 at Rouen, in France, and to satisfy a personal whim his father, Edmond Roger, really give him the first name Roger. His mother was an opera singer and his father was a well-known operatic conductor, who had been a classmate of Claude Debussy at the Paris Conservatoire, Roger has received musical education at an early age. His main instrument was the piano, but harmony and counterpoint also played an important role in his education. His first job on leaving school was teaching light opera at the Rouen Arts Theatre.
Roger Roger made his professional conducting debut at the age of eighteen in a Music Hall, but it wasn't long before radio and films beckoned. During his long career he claimed to have been involved in more than 500 film productions.