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Earl in Enfield, CT - July 2010
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.
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.
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
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."