Hmmm.... good question. He certainly does look ginger on that album cover, but I always thought he was brunette. So I Googled a few images of him and came to the conclusion that he is more like auburn. Anyway, since all gingers are SUPER AWESOME, and since I prefer to assume a person is SUPER AWESOME unless s/he proves otherwise, I am perfectly willing to include auburns (darker ginger) and strawberry blondes (lighter ginger) in my catalog of SUPER AWESOME GINGERS.
[NOTA BENE: For further discussion of this ever-fascinating topic, see the RICK ASTLEY thread on the Supporters Forum, in which I will endeavor to enumerate some of the SUPER AWESOME GINGERS who have graced this planet since the dawn of history.]