An exclusive collection of Foreigner’s greatest hits, Jukebox Hero The Musical, named after the musical theatre production which had its world premiere last week at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre, raised $4,765 for Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal.
The two-CD set — featuring songs recorded by Foreigner, live and in the studio, such as the title track "Juke Box Hero," "Cold As Ice," "Dirty White Boy," "Double Vision," "Feels Like The First Time," "Head Games," "Hot Blooded," "I Don't Want To Live Without You," "I Want To Know What Love Is," "Say You, Will," "That Was Yesterday," "Urgent" and "Waiting For A Girl Like You” — was sold at the merch table and by volunteer Shriners walking around the venue before start-time and at intermission over five days and seven shows.
Anyone who purchased the CD for $20 — 953 CDs were sold — was entered into a raffle at the end of each show to win a guitar signed by Foreigner founders Mick Jones (guitar) and Lou Gramm (original frontman).
In an interview in Toronto, Jones and Gramm, who with Foreigner sold some 75 million albums in the 70s and 80s, talked about the charities they recently support. – Continue reading the exclusive Karen Bliss feature on the SamaritanMag website.