Foreigner
burst on the scene in 1977 and was a hit immediately.  Their unique brand of pop rock featuring both synthesizers and guitars was a welcome mix that year; far removed from the crap on the charts at that time.  Six members; three Americans and three Brits, hence the name.  A stand out track from the debut that year was Starrider, a rock radio fave at first but was shelved in favor of Feels Like The First Time and Cold As Ice.  Not kidding!  Let's roll it again today around 5:20pm.  Out of town?  Listen live on-line.

Mick Jones, Flint, Michigan 1977.