Ray High

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Real name Raymond Highsmith (John Labanowski). Retired '60s rock star lured out of retirement in Pete Townsend's (of The Who) 1993 concept album/rock opera/concert film Psychoderelict. Nasty music journalist Ruth Streeting (Jan Ravens) tricks him by writing him, pretending to be an aspiring artist, so he gives her the song "Flame" to record, which she performs under the name Rosalind "Roz" Nathan. It becomes a big hit, then Ruth twists his letters to Roz to make it seem all porno-ey and creates a big scandal on her show which gets the public buying his albums again, and gets Ray out of his funk and back into the studio to finish up an old concept album he had.