Foreigner were an English-American melodic-rock band formed in New York by ex-Spooky Tooth guitarist Mick Jones and former Black Sheep vocalist Lou Gramm. The band released six albums on Atlantic between 1977 and 1987, scoring stateside with the radio evergreens “Feels Like the First Time,” “Double Vision,” “Hot Blooded,” “Urgent,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” and numerous other hits. Original keyboardist Ian McDonald hailed from the founding lineup of King Crimson and its follow-through McDonald and Giles.

Members: Mick Jones (lead guitar, piano, bass, keyboards, synthesizer, vocals), Dennis Elliott (drums, percussion, vocals, 1976-92), Lou Gramm (lead vocals, percussion, 1976-90, 1992-2003), Ian McDonald (guitar, keyboards, reeds, horns, saxophone, flute, vocals, 1976-80), Al Greenwood (keyboards, synthesizer, 1976-80), Ed Gagliardi (bass, vocals, 1976-79), Rick Wills (bass, vocals, 1979-92)


  • Foreigner (1977)
  • Double Vision (1978)
  • Head Games (1979)
  • 4 (1981)
  • Agent Provocateur (1984)
  • Inside Information (1987)

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