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Roger Earl with Charlie Huhn
16 May 1946 |
Hampton Court Palace, London, England
|Genres||Blues rock, blues, rock|
|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. 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.
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.
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.
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