A CONVERSATION WITH VOCALIST IAN LLOYD
ICON talks to Ian Lloyd about his work as a backup singer for Foreigner, who used Lloyd’s vocals on hits like “Feels Like the First Time,” “Cold as Ice,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “Juke Box Hero”, and “Double Vision.” Lloyd is an American rock singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the band Stories, whose single “Brother Louie” was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1973. In 1971 Michael Brown and Ian Lloyd formed Stories. They released two albums (“Stories” and “About Us”) with a handful of Billboard Top 100 charting singles. Brown left before the band recorded their third (and final) album, (Traveling Underground) which was released under the artist’s name, “Ian Lloyd and Stories”, and included the Billboard top 40 hit, “Mammy Blue”. After Stories he pursued a solo career, with six albums to his credit. Lloyd has performed with numerous recording artists, assuming the role of a session musician. His long discography of work includes background work with artists such as Foreigner, Billy Joel, Peter Frampton, and Yes.
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