Mick Jones has written, sung, played guitar on, and produced some of the best-known and loved rock anthems of the past forty years. As the founder of Foreigner, Mick has toured the world several times over performing to millions of people. The author of ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ began his performing career as guitarist for major French pop stars Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday in France, in the mid-1960s. He joined Spooky Tooth in early 1970, and then after a brief spell with the Leslie West Band founded Foreigner. He wrote ‘Feels Like The First Time’ and ‘Cold As Ice’ in 1977–and the hits continued to roll for the next forty years.
The book, illustrated throughout with classic and previously unseen photos and memorabilia, is told in Mick’s own words. It includes not only tales of music making and touring, but also his thoughts on the records and artists who have influenced him, his prized guitar collection gathered over five decades, and stories of working in the studio with some of the world’s best musicians.
Published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Foreigner, it details Mick Jones’ life before the band he made into world superstars. The book will only be available here, so register now and be the first to know when it’s on sale.
The full story of Foreigner, as told by founder Mick Jones
Includes exclusive and classic photographs from the 1960s to present day
The only official book celebrating forty years of Foreigner
Live in New Haven, 1978. L–R: Mick, Lou Gramm, Ed Gagliardi, Ian McDonald
Olympia, Paris, October 18, 1966. L–R: Long Chris, Jimi Hendrix, Mick, Julie Driscoll, Raymond Donnez
Les Blackbirds, May 1967. L–R: Raymond Donnez, Tommy Brown, Mick, Gerard Pisani, Johnny Hallyday (seated)
At the Olympia, Paris, March 15, 1967. L–R: Mick, Tommy Brown, Johnny Hallyday, Gerard Fournier
Spooky Tooth in North-west London, fall 1972. L–R: Gary Wright, Mick, Mike Harrison, Bryson Graham, Ian Herbert
Foreigner playing their debut album at Mantra Studios for a radio broadcast, Chicago, May 1977. L–R: Ed Gagliari, Mick, Ian McDonald
Atlantic Records' magazine ad for the debut Foreigner album, 1977
Jimmy Page and Mick performing Little Richard's Lucille, May 12, 1982
Mark and Mick jamming at home in New York, 1984
Signing a guitar for a competition winner
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