Today’s Question: Former Foreigner singer Lou Gramm celebrates his 67th birthday today (May 2nd).
While he was still in Foreigner, Gramm released his first solo album, Ready or Not, in 1987. What was the name of the song from it that topped the rock radio charts?
a) “Midnight Marauder”
b) “Midnight Blue”
c) “Midnight Persuasion”
d) “Midnight Confession”
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