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Lou Graham

Biography

Lou Graham was among the earlier rockabilly-style performers to show through to record, thanks to Ivin Ballen’s Philadelphia-based Gotham Information. Given birth to in rural NEW YORK, and something of 10 kids, his name might have been Lou Graham Lyerly. He demonstrated an early desire for nation music, and carrying out a hitch in america Navy, he joined radio like a vocalist and disk jockey. Vocally, he was much like his somewhat old modern Hank Williams. Graham spent 1 . 5 years at WPWA in Chester, PA, he produced the acquaintance of Expenses Haley, leader of the locally-based country music group known as the Saddlemen, who helped Graham get yourself a recording agreement with Gotham. Graham slice “Two Timin’ Blues” and “OVER Daddy” in a 1951 program with an unfamiliar backing music group, but early another 12 months, he was supported by Expenses Haley’s Saddlemen on the quartet of edges, “I’m Lonesome,” “Nice Couple of Roses,” “Make sure you CONSTITUTE Your Fickle Brain,” and “My Center Inform Me.” Graham held busy working like a deejay at WTNJ in Trenton, NJ, and on tv as an announcer, on WDEL in Wilmington, DE. From the past due 1950’s, he was also operating frequently in nightclubs, parks, and traditional western jamborees playing nation and hillbilly music, playing on a single expenses with Webb Pierce, Hank Thompson, and Ernest Tubb. In 1957, he produced his most enduring contribution to recordings along with his solitary “Wee Willie Dark brown,” for the Coral Information label. Krazy Kat Information put together Graham’s Saddlemen edges on album within the 1970’s, and Collectables offers followed suit along with his Gotham result on CD around the compilation OVER Daddy.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth May 2, 1950
Died March 11, 1903, San Francisco, California, United States
Height 1.68 m
Profession Drummer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Education Gates-Chili High School
Nationality American
Spouse Robyn Grammatico
Children Matt Grammatico, Natalie Grammatico, Nic Grammatico
Parents Nikki Grammatico, Bennie Grammatico
Siblings Richard Grammatico, Ben Grammatico
Awards People's Choice Award for Favorite New Song
Music Groups Foreigner, Shadow King, Black Sheep
Music Songs Just Between You and Me, Midnight Blue, Lost in the Shadows, True Blue Love, Angel With a Dirty Face, If I Don't Have You, Until I Make You Mine, Arrow Thru Your Heart, Lover Come Back, Chain of Love, Ready or Not, Hangin' on My Hip, She's Got to Know, I'll Know When It's Over, Warmest Rising Sun, I Wish Today Was Yesterday, Don't You Know Me My Friend, Baptized By Fire, Won't Somebody Take Her Home, That's the Way God Planned It, Society's Child, Heartache, I Can't Make It Alone, Broken Dreams, Made to Be Broken, Watch You Walk Away, Better Know Your Heart, Headin' Home, I'll Come Running, Testify, You Saved Me, How Do You Tell Someone
Albums Long Hard Look, Ready or Not, The Lou Gramm Band, Complete Greatest Hits, Foreigner in a Strange Land, Lou Gramm Band, Highlights of Lou Gramm, My Baby, Choice Rock Cuts, The Early Years, The Best from American Rocker Lou Gramm


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#Fact
1 In 1998, while in Japan preparing for a tour with Foreigner, Lou began having memory loss, extreme headaches, and double vision. The tour was cancelled while Lou returned to the United States to consult his doctors, who found a brain tumor the size of an egg. It was operated on within a week and Lou, after quite a lengthy period of time, made a full recovery and returned to touring and performing live.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return 2017 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stranger Things 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Unleashed! With Matthew Winstead 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Family Guy 2015-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Bones 2006-2014 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
While We're Young 2014 writer: "WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU" - as Louis A. Grammatico
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 1997-2014 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 2013 TV Movie documentary writer: "Cold As Ice"
The Newsroom 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sound City 2013 Documentary writer: "Blue Morning, Blue Day", "Hot Blooded"
Glee 2011-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Inbetweeners 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock of Ages 2012 writer: "Jukebox Hero", "Waiting for a Girl Like You" - as Louis Grammatico
American Idol 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Revenge 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canada Sings 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
NBC Sunday Night Football 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Good Guys 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Office 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Van Halen 2009 Video Game writer: "Double Vision"
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Supernatural 2005-2009 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Medium 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Adventureland 2009 writer: "Hot Blooded" - as Louis A. Grammatico
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: "Hot Blooded"
Lost Islands 2008 writer: "I Want To Know What Love Is"
In the Land of Women 2007 writer: "Hot Blooded"
Blades of Glory 2007 writer: "Hot Blooded"
Epic Movie 2007 writer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You" - as Louis Grammatico
Canadian Idol 2005-2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Big Love 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Party 2005 Video Game "Waiting For A Girl Like You"
Australian Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Senhora do Destino 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Arrested Development 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game writer: "Waiting For a Girl Like You"
Run Ronnie Run 2002 writer: "Dirty White Boy"
Osmosis Jones 2001 writer: "Hot Blooded" Philip Steir Remix
Wet Hot American Summer 2001 writer: "Juke Box Hero"
Third Watch 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The King of Queens 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Snow Day 2000 writer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Three to Tango 1999 writer: "Hot Blooded"
Can't Hardly Wait 1998 writer: "Waiting For A Girl Like You"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992-1994 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wilder Napalm 1993 writer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Crooked Hearts 1991 writer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Highlander II: The Quickening 1991 performer: "One Dream"
Navy Seals 1990 performer: "Hangin' on My Hip" / writer: "Hangin' on My Hip"
Desperate for Love 1989 TV Movie writer: "Hot Blooded"
No Man's Land 1987 performer: "READY OR NOT" / writer: "READY OR NOT" - as L. Gramm
The Lost Boys 1987 performer: "Lost In The Shadows The Lost Boys" / producer: "Lost In The Shadows The Lost Boys" / writer: "Lost In The Shadows The Lost Boys"
Moonlighting 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vision Quest 1985 writer: "Hot Blooded"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
FM 1978 writer: "Cold As Ice"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Foreigner
Behind the Music 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Superstore 1985 TV Series Himself
Foreigner: I Want to Know What Love Is 1984 Video short Himself
California Jam 2 1978 TV Special Himself

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Archive Footage

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100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie Himself
Top of the Pops 1985 TV Series Himself

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