Lou Gramm hails from Rochester NY and is best known as the original lead singer of “Foreigner.” In this week's edition of On The Record With Cindy, we talk about the twist of fate that got Gramm got started with Foreigner.

Born Louis Andrew Grammatico, Lou Gramm was doing well with the band Black Sheep. They were a working band out of Rochester NY that released two albums in the 70's and were tapped to tour with KISS. Plans changed when their ride broke down and couldn't make it to the gigs. Ultimately the band broke up.

Meanwhile, Gramm met Mick Jones who was with Spooky Tooth in New York City and gave him a Black Sheep album. Jones was looking to put a band together, and he remembered Gramm and gave in a call, and that was the beginning of Foreigner.

Special thanks to John Keller from Off Center Records for being part of this exclusive feature on 96.1 The Eagle.

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