Juke Box Hero

Juke Box Hero

My Five Decades in Rock 'n' Roll

Book - 2013
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Lou Gramm rose from humble, working-class roots in Rochester, New York, to become one of rock's most popular and distinctive voices in the 1970s and '80s, singing and cowriting more than a dozen hits with the band Foreigner. Songs such as "Cold As Ice," "I Want to Know What Love Is," "Waiting for a Girl Like You," "Double Vision," "Urgent," and "Midnight Blue" are among 20 Gramm songs that achieved Top 40 status on the Billboard charts and became rock classics still played often, nearly three decades after they first hit the airwaves and the record store shelves. Juke Box Hero: The My Five Decades in Rock 'n' Roll  chronicles, with remarkable candor, the ups and downs of this popular rocker's amazing life--a life which saw him achieve worldwide fame and fortune, then succumb to its trappings before summoning the courage and faith to overcome his drug addiction and a life-threatening brain tumor. Gramm takes the reader behind the scenes--into the recording studio, back stage, on the bus trips and beyond--to give an insider's look into the life of the man Rolling Stone magazine referred to as "the Pavarotti of rock."

Publisher: Chicago : Triumph Books, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781600787591
Branch Call Number: 927.8242 GRA
Characteristics: xiii, 226 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color).
Additional Contributors: Pitoniak, Scott


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Jan 07, 2016

It's all about the career here. Don't expect any insight to his first 2 marriages or that part of his life. That said, it is an easy read and if you are a Foreigner or Gramm fan will be worth your while. If you are a Mick Jones fan might not be your favorite book.

Mar 18, 2014

Great autobiography by Lou Gramm! I'm a big fan of his and the book gives a real good view of his motivation to reach his dream, from his teens, to being a rockstar, then to being the lead singer. He also gives anecdotes of his encounters with other rockstars along his way to reaching his goal, including one with a famous Canadian singer just starting out. His insight to his relationship with Mick Jones is also a good read. He gives you a view of the dynamics of their relationship and how it evolved. If you're a fan of Lou Gramm and Foreigner, you can't go wrong reading this book.

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