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Dave Peverett
"Lonesome" Dave Peverett
February 7, 2000
Age 56 
Kidney Cancer 
 
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Foghat's 'Lonesome' Dave Dead At 56
     

                           Singer/songwriter/guitarist "Lonesome" Dave Peverett, founder of 
                           the '70's blues-rock band Foghat, died Monday morning (Feb. 7)  
                           in Orlando, Fla. due to complications from his yearlong battle 
                           with cancer. He was 56.  

                         Peverett founded Foghat in 1971 with fellow Savoy Brown 
                         alums bassist Tony Stevens and drummer Roger Earl.   
                         The group is best known for such classics as "Slow 
                         Ride," "I Just Wanna Make Love to You," and "Driving Wheel." 
                         Peverett garnered the nickname "Lonesome" from his shy and 
                         retiring nature off stage. The group broke up in 1985 after 16 
                         years of touring. Two versions of Foghat toured from 1990 to 
                         1993.  Roger Earl's Foghat (originally called the 
                         Kneetremblers) toured from 1986-1993; Lonesome Dave's 
                         Foghat toured from 1990-1993. The original Foghat reformed 
                         in 1993 when Tony Stevens and Rod Price rejoined Peverett's 
                         group. They toured until fall of 1999.  

                         Peverett was diagnosed with cancer in 1998 after a tumor 
                         was found in his kidney and was removed. He spent most of 
                         1999 undergoing chemotherapy, but after he regained his 
                         strength the band started touring at the end of '99 
                         promoting their Road Cases album.  

                                              -- Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

 
    
Foghat's Lead Singer Dies

 By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press Writer  

 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - ``Lonesome'' Dave Peverett, who as lead singer of the British blues-rock quartet Foghat produced rock staples such as ``Slow Ride'' and ``Third-Time Lucky,'' has died of complications from kidney cancer. 

 He was 56. 

 Peverett died Monday from pneumonia at an Orlando hospital after a year-long battle with cancer, Foghat's manager, Michael McConnell, said today. His wife, Linda, and their three children were with him. 

 ``Dave was one of the hardest working guys in the business,'' McConnell said. 

 Heavily influenced by blues and early rock 'n' roll, Foghat built a large base of fans through frequent touring and produced such hits at ``Slow Ride,'' ``Third-Time Lucky'' and ``Driving Wheel'' in the 1970s. 

 Foghat was born from the blues band Savoy Brown. Peverett, drummer Roger Earl and bassist Tony Stevens quit that band and decided to form their own group in 1970. Rod Price became the group's lead guitarist. 

 The group wanted to take the sound of Savoy Brown a step further and add more of a rock edge to their basic boogie blues.   Foghat took their name from a word that Peverett and his brother invented some years earlier in a Scrabble game. 

 Foghat's albums included ``Fool for the City,'' ``Foghat,'' ``Rock and Roll Outlaws,'' ``Night Shift,'' and ``Stone Blue.'' It was their seventh album, ``Foghat Live,'' in 1977 that brought them their biggest success, going double platinum. 

 ``It happened suddenly,'' Peverett said in a 1998 interview with The Associated Press. ``I don't think I realized at the time how big the band was. We were still playing and had the same mentality of coming up with songs for the next album. We looked up - we were headlining big arenas. 

 ``It was nice to go through that and survive it. I think we were pretty levelheaded compared to some people.'' 

 The band, which broke up for a time in the 1980s, reunited in 1993 and found new fans that year when ``Slow Ride'' and the band's version of ``I Just Want to Make Love to You'' were on the soundtrack of the movie ``Dazed and Confused.'' 

 Peverett was born April 16, 1943, in Dulwich, England and raised in London. 

 After he was diagnosed with cancer, he had a kidney removed, underwent radiation and chemotherapy and had thought the cancer was in remission, McConnell said. 

 A private funeral service will be held Thursday in Orlando. 

 
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 Dave Peverett, 56, of the Rock Band Foghat 

          By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 

               ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 13 -- Dave Peverett, who as lead singer of 
               the British blues-rock quartet Foghat was heard on 1970's hits like 
          "Slow Ride" and "Third Time Lucky," died last Monday at Florida 
          Hospital South in Orlando. He was 56 and lived in Orlando.  

          The cause was kidney cancer, said Foghat's manager, Michael 
          McConnell.  

          Foghat was born of the blues band Savoy Brown. Mr. Peverett, the 
          drummer Roger Earl and the bassist Tony Stevens quit that band and 
          decided to form their own group in 1970. Rod Price became its lead 
          guitarist. The group wanted to take the sound of Savoy Brown a step 
          further and add a rock edge to its basic boogie blues. The name Foghat 
          was taken from a word that Mr. Peverett and his brother, John, had 
          invented in a Scrabble game.  

          Foghat's albums included "Fool for the City," "Foghat," "Night Shift" and 
          "Stone Blue." The group's seventh album, "Foghat Live" (1977), was its 
          biggest success, going double platinum. The band, which broke up for a 
          time in the 1980's, reunited in 1993 and found new fans that year when 
          "Slow Ride" and its version of "I Just Want to Make Love to You" were 
          on the soundtrack of the movie "Dazed and Confused."  

          Mr. Peverett was born in Dulwich, England and reared in London.  

          In addition to his brother, he is survived by his wife, Linda; a son, Jason; 
          two daughters, Lucy and Leighla; and a grandchild. 

 
       
 

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Born:  April 16, 1943
      Foghat specialized in a simple, hard-rocking blues-rock, releasing a series 
      of best-selling albums in the mid-'70s. While the group never deviated from 
      their basic boogie, they retained a large audience until 1978, selling out 
      concerts across America and earning five gold albums, as well as two  
      platinum. Once punk and disco came along, the band's audience dipped  
      dramatically, yet the group continued performing until 1980. 

      With its straightahead, three-chord romps, the band's sound was American 
      in origin, yet the members were all natives of England. Guitarist/vocalist 
      "Lonesome" Dave Peverett, bassist Tony Stevens and drummer Roger  
      Earl were members of the British blues band Savoy Brown, who left the  
      group in the early '70s. Upon their departure, they formed Foghat with  
      guitarist Rod Price. Foghat moved to the United States, signing a record  
      contract with Bearsville Records, a new label run by Albert Grossman.  
      Their first album, Foghat, was released in the summer of 1972 and it  
      became a hit on album rock; a cover of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to  
      Make Love to You" even made it to the lower regions of the singles charts. 
      For their next album, the group didn't change their formula at all -- in fact,  
      they didn't even change the title of the album. Like the first record, the  
      second was called Foghat; it was distinguished by a picture of a rock and 
      a roll on the front cover. Foghat's second album was their first gold record,  
      and it established them as a popular arena rock act. Their next five albums  
      -- Energized (1974), Rock and Roll Outlaws (1974), Fool for the City (1975), 
      Night Shift (1976), Foghat Live (1977), Stone Blue (1978) -- all were best- 
      sellers and all went at least gold. "Slow Ride," taken from Fool for the City, 
      was their biggest single, peaking at number 20. Foghat Live was their biggest 
      album, selling over two million copies. After 1975, the band went through a  
      series of bass players; Price left the band in 1981 and was replaced by Erik  
      Cartwright. 

      In the early '80s, Foghat's commercial fortunes declined rapidly, with their  
      last album, 1983's Zig-Zag Walk, barely making the album charts. The group 
      broke up shortly afterward, although they have reunited for various tours in the 
      late '80s and early '90s, releasing Road Cases in 1998. -- Stephen Thomas  
      Erlewine, All Music Guide

 
 
  
 
 

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