Roger Earl

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Roger Earl
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Earl in Enfield, CT - July 2010
Background information
Born (1946-05-16) 16 May 1946 (age 72)
Hampton Court Palace, London, England
GenresBlues rock, blues, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Years active1966–present
LabelsDecca, Deram, Bearsville
Associated actsSavoy 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.


Before founding Foghat, Earl was a member of Savoy Brown from 1968 to 1970 and unsuccessfully auditioned 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.

On 24 June 2016 Foghat released their new album, Under the Influence. It is their 17th studio record and first since 2010’s Last Train Home.

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 "That's my drummer. The guy from Foghat," later adding "I don't know his name, but he's really good."[2]


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

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