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October 20th is the 67th birthday of the original keyboardist, Al Greenwood.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Greenwood


In honor....here is a song he wrote Tramontane from Double Vision (1978)

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In 1985, Jo Lynn Turner released his first solo album, Rescue You, which was co-written by Al Greenwood. Greenwood also played the Keys.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rescue_You


Rescue You

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I took occasion to listen to Foreigner’s first four albums today. 4 is probably my favorite but their debut album is pretty fantastic as well.
I was reminded of a some story about Ritchie Blackmore critically admitting that some of his mid 80’s Rainbow songs sounding like Foreigner. That would be a nice problem to have.
I have never found Agent Provocateur and the live album all that satisfying.I habitually stick with those first four albums
 

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Foreigner are coming to SA this weekend but at over R5000 (±$270) a ticket I don't think I'll be going.
Agree that the first four albums are the golden era. A fantastic band back in the day.
 

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A recent documentary about Ritchie Blackmore’s band, Rainbow, touched briefly on the opinion that some of the music Rainbow was putting out in the 80’s sounded like Foreigner. I don’t disagree with that. But another person interviewed in the documentary went on to challenge that Foreigner copied Deep Purple a bit; which was something I do not endorse. I’m not a tremendous Deep Purple fan but I have never heard anything from Foreigner that reminded me of any Deep Purple song.
 

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