Photos of Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell in Toronto

Photo of Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. photo credit Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

Do you remember the following songs playing on the radio in the late 70s and early 80s: I Want To Know What Love Is, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent and Cold as Ice. There were more songs, sixteen top 30 hits. The band was Foreigner. The voice singing those hits, was none other than Lou Gramm.

Photo of Ben Gramm on Drums, with Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Ben Gramm on Drums, with Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

Singer, Song Writer and one of the first people in the world to undergo Laser Brain Surgery for supposedly inoperable brain cancer.

Photo of Andy Knoll on Keys, with Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Andy Knoll on Keys, with Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

Then there was over a decade of drug use, to the point that he had himself checked into a drug addiction centre. He’s a survivor, not just a Juke Box Hero.

Photo of Michael Staertow on Lead Guitar, with Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Michael Staertow on Lead Guitar, with Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

Fox News has an interesting brief interview with Lou Gramm, which can be read by clicking the following: Lou Gramm Interview.

Photo of A.D.Zimmer on Bass, with Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of A.D.Zimmer on Bass, with Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

On the Official Lou Gramm website I could not find a list of band members. On the Lou Gramm Wikipedia page I found that the Drummer is Lou’s brother Ben Gramm. Michael Staertow  is on Lead Guitar. Andy Knoll is on keys. A.D. Zimmer is the band’s extraordinary Bass Player.

Photo of the Lou Gramm band in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of the Lou Gramm band in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

Lou Gramm and his band mates performed at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 23, in Toronto. After the great concert which featured many of Foreigner’s hits, folks could meet and greet Lou Gramm in a Tent area not far from the stage. Unique opportunity to talk to and get the autograph of a Rock Legend.

UPDATE Aug 26: The Wikipedia page had the incorrect info. Michael Staertow is now the band’s Guitarist extrordinaire. I corrected this post with the new info. I also made an entry on that Wikipedia page with the corrected info.
 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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