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NJFIREFIGHTER

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2018, 01:57:08 AM »
Foghat bassist Craig MacGregor, long time member of the band that joined them in 1976 and played on the Night Shift album, he was on the Foghat live album (1977) one of my favorite live albums of all time. He played on hit album Stone Blue (1978)and remained with the band for two more albums before leaving in 1982. He rejoined the band in a few of their mid eighties reformations up until the original lineup's brief reformation in 1993. He rejoined the band in 2005 and remained a member up till his death although he quit touring in 2015 due to his lung cancer diagnosis and treatments.

I got to see Foghat a few times over the years, always a great show I saw the original lineup once and the later day band with only Roger Earl and MacGregor a few times. Great band. Craig becomes the fourth member of Foghat to pass, singer Lonesome Dave Peveret died in 2000, guitarist Rod Price in 2005, Erik Cartwright last year.

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2018, 01:24:55 PM »
The 60-70 years age range is not being kind to the rock and roll establishment. A lot of these guys are struggling to get past that 70 year plateau. Just something I've noticed with a lot of these. Seventy really isn't considered a real high number these days to live to. Not all of these guys were heavy drug users and abused themselves, some did, some didn't.