Via smyletube...Live at Deer Creek was filmed on June 19, 1993, in front of 18,000 fans at Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, IN. The lineup at the time featured the original creative core of lead vocalist LOU GRAMM and lead guitarist/keyboardist MICK JONES along with keyboardist Jeff Jacobs, bass guitarist Bruce Turgon, saxophonist/rhythm guitarist Scott Gilman, and drummer Mark Schulman.
URGENT - the first single from their hit album "4" in 1981. Original studio version featured the legendary Junior Walker on saxophone. The song entered the U.S. pop charts the week ending July 4, 1981, and reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, holding that spot for the entire month of September. "Urgent" hit #1 on the Billboard Rock Tracks chart, a position it held for four weeks. The album "4" went Gold and Platinum during the chart run of the "Urgent" single. The album has since been certified multi-platinum by the RIAA, for selling over six million copies in the U.S. alone. The song was Foreigner's second-best-selling single (after "I Want to Know What Love Is") in both Canada and Sweden, reaching #1 in Canada in September 1981 and #20 in Sweden in March 1982.
JUKE BOX HERO - was the third single released from their 1981 album "4". It first entered the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in July 1981. It subsequently went to #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts after released in September 1981.
The song focuses on a boy unable to purchase a ticket to a sold-out rock concert at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. Listening from outside, he hears "one guitar" and has an epiphany, leading him to buy his own guitar from a second-hand store and begin to play without any lessons. He realizes that with the guitar he can become famous, and does.
The song then goes on to describe the struggle he has to stay on top of the music charts, which makes him a "Juke Box Hero." He eventually encounters another fan outside the stage door at one of his concerts, who reminds him of himself and how it all began. Mick Jones told Songfacts that the song was inspired by an actual fan who stood waiting outside an arena for about five hours in the rain. Jones, impressed by his dedication, decided to take him in and give him a glimpse of what happens backstage at a show.
Live at Deer Creek was filmed on June 19, 1993, in front of 18,000 fans at Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, IN. The lineup at the time featured the original creative core of lead vocalist Lou Gramm and lead guitarist/keyboardist Mick Jones along with keyboardist Jeff Jacobs, bass guitarist Bruce Turgon, saxophonist/rhythm guitarist Scott Gilman, and drummer Mark Schulman.
Michael Leslie "Mick" Jones (born 27 December 1944) is an English guitarist, songwriter, and record producer best known as the founding member of the rock band Foreigner. Prior to Foreigner, he was in the band Spooky Tooth.
Lou Gramm (born Louis Andrew Grammatico; May 2, 1950) is an American rock vocalist and songwriter best known for his role as the lead vocalist and co-writer of many of the songs for the rock band Foreigner. He also had a successful solo career. Gramm was the vocalist for many top-40 hits including "Cold as Ice", "Waiting for a Girl Like You", "I Want to Know What Love Is" and his solo hit "Midnight Blue". Most recently, the Lou Gramm Band has released a self-titled Christian rock album in 2009.
In April 1997, two months after providing vocals for Christian rock band Petra's Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus, and on the eve the band was to leave for a Japan tour, Gramm was diagnosed with a type of brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma. Although the tumor was benign, the resulting surgery damaged his pituitary gland. In addition, the recovery program had caused Gramm to gain weight, and likewise affected his stamina and voice. He continued to work with Jones throughout his illness and in 1999, Gramm was back touring with Foreigner playing summer festivals and smaller markets until late 2002.
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