Thursday, March 24, 2005

"FOGHAT" - Rod Price, 57

* Guitarist and founding member of he blues boogie band Foghat has died at he age of 57. His death was the result of a fall, precipitated by a massive heart attack, down a stairway in his Wilton, New Hampshire home on Thursday 3/24.
* Price had played over the years with such greats as Champion Jack Dupree, Muddy Waters, Eddie Kirkland, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, and Honey Boy Edwards. The band scored three platinum and eight gold records during their twenty-five year career. In recent years, Price had been working on his blues projects, cutting CDs and giving private guitar lessons from his home.
* Foghat's hits include: I Just Want To Make Love; Slow Ride; Take It Or Leave It; Ride,Ride,Ride; Fool For The City; Night Shift; Easy Money; Stone Blue; Drivin' Wheel; Eight Days On The Road; Easy Money; Wild Cherry; etc.
* Rice left Foghat in 1999 to pursue a solo career and recorded two albums, Open (2002), and West Four (2003).
* Rice, "the magician of slide" is survived by his wife Jackie, and five children: Rory, Jessie, David, Robin, and Sarah.
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