Lonesome Dave Peverett

Lonesome Dave Peverett
Lonesome Dave Peverett got his first claim to fame as a member of the moderately successful English boogie band “Savoy Brown” playing guitar alongside founding member Kim Simmonds. In late 1969 Kim Simmonds axed the entire band. “Lonesome Dave”, Tone Stevens and Roger Earle went on to form “Foghat” along with Rod “The Bottle” Price with Peverett handling the lead vocals. There first few albums sold moderately. The album cover of there second album featured a picture of a “rock” and a “roll”, henceforce titled “Rock and Roll”. In 1974 “Energized” was released and sold well but failed to establish the band as a national act. “Rock and Roll Outlaws” released in late 1974 with newly acquired producer “Nick Jameson” didn’t fare better then “Energized” The Band bounced back in 1975 with there breakthrough album “Fool For The City”. “Fool For T1he City”, and “Slowride” were FM top 40 radio hits. In 1976 “Night Shift” was released. In 1977 the band released the hard-charging power punching “Foghat Live” which peaked at #33 on the charts and would be the height of the bands popularity. After 1978’s “Stone Blue and 79’s “Boogie Motel” there popularity waned. By the 1980’s their audience had tired of the boogie format and had moved on to pop-synth hair bands. They released a couple of more albums and in 1985 after 16 years on the road they called it quits. They regrouped a few times in the 90’s and did the rock 70’s act nostalgia circuit. He died from kidney cancer February 7th, 2000 at the age of 56.

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