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Musicians
    (1972-1974)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Ian Lloyd (birth name was Ian Buonconsiglio), lead vocals and bass guitar
    Michael Brown (birth name was Michael Lookofsky), keyboards (1972-73)
    Steve Love, guitar
    Bryan Madey, drums (1972-74)
    Kenny Aaronson, bass (1973-74)
    Ken Bichel, keyboards (1973-74)
    Richie Ranno, drums (1974)
    Recorded the albums 'Stories' (1972), 'About Us' (1973) and 'Traveling Underground' (1974)
    Recorded the single 'Brother Louie' (1973)
    They had quite a lot of personnel turnover for a band that lasted only two years.
    They were a one-hit wonder.
    Although their cover of 'Brother Louie' beat out Hot Chocolate's original version in the States, Hot Chocolate ended up with the more enduring career.
    Lloyd complained about 'Brother Louie's success, 'All of a sudden, we had a big hit with a song that did not represent our music and the direction we were trying to go in. I didn't think it would affect me that much, but it did.'
    Band founders Lloyd and Brown were introduced by their violinist fathers who had been working together as session musicians.
    Brown had previously led the 60s pop group Left Banke, which recorded the hits 'Walk Away Renee' and 'Pretty Ballerina.'
    'Brother Louie' hit #1 and was certified gold.
    Foreigner formed after musicians Ian McDonald and Mick Jones met at a session for one of Lloyd's solo albums; Lloyd sang backup on the band's hits 'Feels Like the First Time,' 'Cold As Ice,' 'Waiting for a Girl Like You,' 'Juke Box Hero' and 'Double Vision.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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