Doug Ferguson was the bass guitarist of the band Camel from September 20th 1971 to January 1977. Before he played with Camel, Doug played in a jazz orientated trio called The Brew, along with Camel members Andrew Latimer and Andy Ward. Doug Ferguson was the one who suggested Andy Ward should join The Brew in 1969, they had previously played in a short-lived band together. Doug was forced to leave Camel in early 1977 due to musical differences with Andy Ward. Doug wanted to keep Camel a progressive rock band, but Andy Ward wanted Camel to move in a jazzier direction.