Roger Earl

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Roger Earl
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Roger Earl with Charlie Huhn
Background information
Born (1946-05-16) 16 May 1946 (age 69)
Hampton Court Palace, London, England
Genres Blues rock, blues, rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1966–present
Labels Decca, Deram, Bearsville
Associated acts Savoy Brown, Foghat

Roger Earl (born 16 May 1946) is an English drummer best known as a member of the rock band Foghat. A founding member, along with guitarist and vocalist "Lonesome" Dave Peverett, guitarist Rod Price, and bassist Tony Stevens.[1] Earl is the only band member to have performed with the band throughout all of its various incarnations, and is the band's sole surviving founding member.

Career[edit]

Before founding Foghat, Earl was a member of Savoy Brown from 1968 to 1970 and auditioned (unsuccessfully) for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Earl continues to tour with Foghat, playing around 70 dates a year, specializing in city-fests, biker conventions, the "stay where you play" casino circuit and classic rock cruises.

Also, Earl played on the Chris Jagger self-titled album in 1973, and played in Electronically Tested from Mungo Jerry.

Earl lives with his wife Linda on the North Shore, Long Island, west of Port Jefferson, New York. Roger Earl's brother, Colin Earl, played electric piano for Mungo Jerry and has done some studio recording with Foghat, most recently on Foghat's album Last Train Home, which also featured Eddie Kirkland.

With the 2010 release of Last Train Home, Roger Earl became the only musician to appear on all Foghat albums.

In popular culture[edit]

Carl Brutananadilewski, a character in the TV series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, expressed in a commercial that he is a fan of Roger Earl, saying "I like the drummer from Foghat. That's my drummer."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. pp. 392–393. ISBN 9781843531050. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "ATHF - Carl Promos". YouTube.com. 2007-07-20. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 

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