Archival collection Photograph of Foreigner

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0.07 Linear feet (1 folder) 

Photograph of Foreigner, Library and Archives, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Autographed promotional photograph of this British-American rock band, taken in 1996.
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Scope and Contents note

The Photograph of Foreigner is a promotional photograph by Allyn J. Borrino from 1996, Hard to Handle Management, signed: "To the Rock and Roll 'Hall of Fame' all the best" with the signatures of Mick Jones, lead guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, bass, and vocals (1976-present); Lou Gramm, lead vocals and percussion (1976-1990, 1992-2003); Jeff Jacobs, keyboards, synthesizer, and backing vocals (1991-2007); Bruce Turgon, bass guitar and backing vocals (1992-2003); and Ron Wikso, drums and percussion (1995-1998).

Administrative History

Foreigner is a British-American rock band, originally formed in 1976 by veteran English musicians Mick Jones and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm. While quite a few arena rock acts of the 1970s found the transformation into the 1980s quite difficult, several acts continued to flourish and enjoyed some of their biggest commercial successes: Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, and especially Foreigner, which has sold over 37.5 million albums in the United States alone. From "Cold As Ice" to "Hot Blooded," "Urgent" to "Jukebox Hero," "Waiting For A Girl Like You" to the chart topper "I Want To Know What Love is," Foreigner's talented lineup of musicians and well-crafted mix of blues and pop continues to captivate generations of music fans.


Foreigner. Retrieved November 2, 2012.

"Foreigner (band)." Wikipedia. Retrieved November 2, 2012. Last updated October 29, 2012.

Prato, Greg. "Foreigner." All Music Guide. Retrieved November 2, 2012.

Custodial History note

The Photograph of Foreigner was received by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. as a gift from Ken Wikso on October 1, 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Jennie Thomas, Head Archivist. Completed November 2, 2012. Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS and local processing manual.

Conditions Governing Access note

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Conditions Governing Use note

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library and Archives.

Subject Headings

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Foreigner (Musical group)
Library and Archives
Wikso, Ron
Rock musicians--Photographs
Collection Inventory
Item Materials
Autographed Foreigner photograph
Folder: 118 (Graphic materials)