Lou Gramm

Charter InducteesClass of 2013

Lou Gramm is a singer/songwriter. His supercharged voice propelled the multi-platinum band Foreigner to become one of the most successful rock acts of all time, singing such hits as “Cold As Ice,” “Urgent,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

One of the most talented performers ever to come from Rochester, Lou began his music career as a drummer in local groups eventually taking center stage as the singer of the very popular hometown band “Black Sheep.” Though the band had signed with a major record label they had to abandon their promotional tour when their equipment truck got in an accident destroying all their equipment. During this interruption on the road to fame, British guitarist Mick Jones contacted Gramm and together they formed “Foreigner.” Including his successful post Foreigner solo career, Gramm composed and performed on 20 top forty singles. His music can be heard everyday on radios around the world and after battling serious health issues he continues to perform to enthusiastic crowds to this day.