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Rock 'n' roll stars Foghat to visit Cherokee Casino Roland

13 September 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- English multiplatinum rock band Foghat wrote of being "Third Time Lucky" with their boogie-inspired rock single in 1979. On 30 September, they get their chance at Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland.

The show is free to the public and kicks off at 8 p.m. in Lee Creek Tavern.

The band, named after a nonsense childhood game, released their debut, self-titled album in 1972. The album featured a cover of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You." Foghat's version of the song reached the Top 100 U.S. Single Chart.

By then the London-based band was playing on FM stations in every house across the U.S.

A year later, the band released their second self-titled album, offering fans a new favorite, "What a Shame." The album became known as "Rock & Roll," as the album featured a rock and a bread roll as the cover photo. "Rock & Roll" was certified gold by the Recording Industry of America after selling 1 million copies.

An overabundance of new lyrics and music ideas began to flow from the bandmates. They released a total three albums in two years. "Energized" was released in January 1974. The album reached No. 34 on the U.S. Album charts and was certified Gold by RIAA. The 1974 record, "Rock and Roll Outlaws," was released in October of that year and reached No. 40. The band's first platinum album, "Fool for the City," followed in 1975, debuting their signature No. 20 song, "Slow Ride."

"Live" was the band's 1977 album, and sold more than two million copies. The sales solidified it as double-platinum and made it their best-selling record. Foghat's single "Third Time Lucky" was featured on their 1979 album, "Boogie Motel" and reached No. 23 on the charts.

Foghat has recorded 19 studio albums and one live album. The band is one of rock 'n' roll's most established acts.

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