|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rock classic rock 80s singer-songwriter american pop|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Lou Grammatico, 2 May 1950, Rochester, New York, USA. Vocalist Lou Gramm possesses one of the great hard rock voices, and rose from small beginnings with late 60s group Poor Heart and Black Sheep to fame and fortune with Foreigner. After the enormous success of Agent Provocateur, however, Gramms desire for more upbeat, guitar-based songs led him to write solo material with bass playing friend Bruce Turgon. His 1987 release Ready Or Not was a satisfying solo debut, proving that Gramm could produce classy AOR material without Foreigner cohort Mick Jones, and produced a surprise hit in Midnight Blue. Gramm returned to Foreigner for Inside Information, but solo success had only increased the tension between Jones and the vocalist, and a split was inevitable. Gramm and Turgon worked together again on 1989s Long Hard Look, producing another US hit in Just Between You And Me, and Gramms departure from Foreigner was confirmed as he...