1976 Foghat – Slow Ride
Drummer Roger Earl, guitar player and lead vocalist Dave Peverett, and bass player Tony Stevens left the blues group Savoy Brown in 1971. They recruited guitar and slide guitar player Rod Price and formed Foghat. Dave Edmunds (I Hear You Knocking) produced the group’s first album, which included the single I Just Want To Make Love To You. The single got a lot of airplay on FM stations, but stalled at only #83 on the Hot 100 in 1972.
The band’s first, third, and fourth albums were all certified gold records. The band picked up Nick Jameson as their temporary bass player for the recording of their next album, Fool For The City. The album featured an eight-minute song written by Dave Peverett, Slow Ride.
A version of the song that ran almost four minutes was released as a single, and the record reached #20 on the Hot 100 in early 1976.
The band continued constantly touring and released several more albums that went gold or platinum through 1978. 1977’s Foghat Live became their best-selling album, eventually reaching double platinum status.
Three more of the band’s singles reached the thirties on the Hot 100, and they had their last top forty single in 1979. Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool) peaked at #23 on the Hot 100.
By the time their most recent album came out in 2018, the band had recorded over twenty albums.
Dave died in 2000. When Rod died in 2005, Tony retired from touring. Roger continues to lead the current lineup of Foghat in concert appearances.
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