Wednesday, May 2: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (May 2) to original Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm. He’s 68. Also celebrating Argent drummer Bob Henrit (74). In remembrence, original Steppenwolf keyboardist Goldy McJohn would have been 73 today.
Foreigner are among the world’s best selling rock band’s with sales of over 80 million worldwide. Their career started with the successful self-titled debut album released in 1977 with hits like “Feels Like the First Time”, Cold as Ice”, and “Long, Long Way from Home”. The album Double Vision followed in 1978, Head Games in 1979. and the worldwide smash 4 in 1981. More albums and success would follow throughout the 1980’s. Foreigner remains a popular touring act with singer Kelly Hansen these days while Lou Gramm now tours under the name ‘Lou Gramm the voice of Foreigner’.
Lou Gramm and Mick Jones were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013.
Foreigner celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2017 with Lou Gramm making appearances at select shows and perform with the band. Cheers to Lou on his birthday today! Check out Lou Gramm’s official website here.