Roger Silver is a native San Franciscan. He is the son of an entrepreneur and civic rebel, and the brother of Steve Silver, who created San Francisco’s and the country’s longest running cabaret show, Beach Blanket Babylon—a show that has been seen by over six million people worldwide since it opened its doors in 1974.
Mr. Silver writes passionate prose, poetry and lyrics and has written songs recorded by Journey, Carlos Santana, Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Neal Schon, and Gregg Rolie.
Going Sane is a compelling and insightful memoir about a life of sex, drugs, rock and roll, the entertainment industry, family dynamics, parenting, and how Mr. Silver rises from the abyss to prove that he is a good and honorable man and a talented writer. Mr. Silver has produced and co-written a CD of 15 songs and included 6 poems the story. He is currently writing a screenplay from the memoir.
Mr. Silver is an avid sportsman-traveler and has also lived in Paris, London, Mexico and Hawaii. He is the proud father of four children, one deceased, and three who graduated from UCLA, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of San Francisco, and the Haas MBA program at UC Berkeley.
Mr. Silver was educated at Lowell High School in San Francisco, City College of San Francisco, and then attended San Jose State University, where he majored in English and Journalism.