HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE: Mick Jones and Lou Gramm Inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame
It was one of the most anticipated moments of last night's 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Award Ceremony: the reunion of Foreigner's Mick Jones and Lou Gramm. Mick and Lou were officially inducted last night along with rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Holly Knight, JD Souther, and Tony Hatch. Billy Joel was on hand to induct Mick and Lou, singing snippets of Foreigner's hits in his introduction speech. Mick said he was proud as the honor makes his work "Legit." The duo then took stage one more time and, along with Tom Gimbel and the house band, performed Juke Box Hero and I Want to Know What Love Is with Anthony Morgan's Inspirational Choir of Harlem – a performance that brought the entire audience to its feet.
"Between the power of the choir and the sight of the two men sharing a stage together once again, the latter performance easily became one of the evening's high points. Returning to the podium for his MC duties, Hall of Fame chairman Jimmy Webb enthused that it was "a totally emotional experience.""
(Photos courtesy of Gina Hyams)
Mick and Lou's induction is highlighted at 1:17 below:
Here it is! Mick and Lou perform I Want to Know What Love Is!