Roger Earl, Drummer And Co-Founder Of Foghat

Roger Earl has had a long and successful music career with the band Foghat.

I’m taking a trip back to the late 1970s and early 1980s with this post. Roger Earl is the drummer and co-founder of the great rock band from the UK, Foghat. I wanted to catch up with Roger and see what he’s up to these days so I went looking for an article or video. It turns out Foghat is still touring, playing all their hits. There’s an article from Something Else! that features an interview with Roger Earl and goes even more in depth to some of the history of Foghat and what he has been doing recently. There are great performance videos and a cool interview so I hope you enjoy it all as much as I did!

Somthing Else! produced an article featuring an interview for Roger Earl of the UK rock band, Foghat. Read the full article at

Formed in 1971 in London, England, Foghat ultimately became one of the hottest acts of the 1970s, and their phenomenal success spilled directly into the 1980s, as well.

Throughout their livelihood, Foghat recorded more than a dozen albums for the Bearsville/Warner Bros. banner and produced a string of memorable Top 40 hits — including “Slow Ride,” “Drivin’ Wheel,” “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” “Stone Blue” and “Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool).”

“Not that I have anything against Carole King, because I really do think she is a great songwriter, but when we first started playing people like her and James Taylor were real popular, so a group like Foghat couldn’t get arrested,” says founding Foghat drummer Roger Earl. “We were sort of like four maniacs coming alive right there in your living room, and nobody wanted to bother with us! But then Albert Grossman from Bearsville Records was looking for an English rock and roll band, so he came out to hear us play at a club one night. We played five or six songs for him, ate some crumpets and drank some tea, drove him back to his hotel room — and that was that. He signed us to his record label!”

This video was featured in the previous article and is available for all of us to enjoy. It’s a live performance from 1978 featuring one of their biggest hit songs, “Slow Ride.” Check it out at

Lastly, another one of the band’s big hit songs was, “I Just Want To Make Love To You.” Check out this live performance video at

I hope you enjoyed catching up with Roger Earl from the band, Foghat. He’s a great drummer that still plays to this day. There’s more coming your way at Play Drums By Ear so stay tuned.



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  1. Joe Loes

    Brings back memories. They did a picnic about 5 miles north of me, and I had the windows shut, and went THAT is Foghat..Slow Ride!! In fact 20 miles south of me they heard that! LOL. Not sure of the name but he was the drummer for SRV Chris Layton? and how it was to play with Stevie Ray


    Joe Loes