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Foghat's Rod Price Dies

British "magician of slide" suffers fatal accident

March 24, 2005 12:00 AM ET

Rod Price, lead guitarist and founding member of British rockers Foghat, died Tuesday in Wilton, New Hampshire, after suffering head trauma from an accidental fall down a stairway. He was fifty-seven years old.

Born in London, England, Price's signature playing earned him the title "the magician of slide," and propelled Foghat to three platinum albums, including 1975's Fool for the City, which featured the classic-rock radio staple "Slow Ride."

The guitarist also worked with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon and Champion Jack Dupree and released two solo albums, 2002's Open and 2003's West Four.

Price is survived by his wife, Jackie, and five children.

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