Roger Earl Inducted Into the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame

A surprise came for East Setauket resident and musician Roger Earl, as he is now the newest of the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Drummer of the band Foghat, who celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2021, Earl has received eight Gold, two Platinum, and one Multi-Platinum record across his lengthy career, and still has many other projects in the works.

Originally a surprise birthday party for the rock n’ roll artist turned into an induction ceremony, something that completely blew Earl away. Taking place at the LIMEHOF Museum in Stony Brook, it was a night that the Foghat artist will never forget.

“I was absolutely blown away. I had no idea and to see so many people here… I didn’t know I had that many friends… It was terrific, very moving, overwhelming and I’m just humbled by it.”

-Roger Earl

The idea of the party came up thanks to his wife and manager Linda Earl, who went on to convince Roger that he was going to be inducting someone else at the museum that night.

Following the induction ceremony Foghat’s band members, including, Earl took the stage and played a few songs, truly making it a night the band and Earl would remember for the rest of their lives.

Born in London, England in 1946, Earl grew up in a musical family from the start, as his father would play the piano at local pubs. His older brother Colin Earl played the keyboard, something that Roger initially wanted to play, but instead began playing the drums at the age of 12.

Earl, like his father, started playing at pubs by his house, up until the point where he would join the band Savoy Brown when he was 20 years old. From 1967-1970, Earl recorded five albums with the British blues band and went on several major tours.

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It would be in late 1970 when Earl and Lonesome Dave Peverett left Savoy Brown to form their own group, Foghat. They would recruit Tony Stevens and Rod Price to the band as well, and rock n’ roll history was made.

They would move from England to Long Island in 1973 and during the 70s they would release hits such as “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” Fool for the City,” “Slow Ride,” and many more chart toppers.

In the mid-1980s, Lonesome Dave took a break from the band and moved back to England, but they would end up getting back together as the full band in 1993.

An incredibly sad time hit for Foghat and Roger Earl in 2000, as Lonesome Dave passed away in February of that year, yet Earl continued his career, knowing that would be the way Lonesome Dave would do it.

Since the 2000s, the band has consistently put out new music, gone on extensive tours, and still prepares for a fresh album to come out in 2023. Earl’s reputation in the music industry continues to thrive, and his induction into the LIMEHOF is another huge accolade in a highly successful career.

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