by Don London
posted Jun 2 2014 12:01AM
Last night, my wife and I saw Don Felder, Foreigner, and Styx at the Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach. It was a great show. Foreigner and The Cars was my first concert when I was a Junior in high school and had just gotten my driver’s license on my birthday a few months earlier. They performed together at Pine Knob Music Theater which is now the DTE Energy Music Center in Clarkston, Michigan. “Feels Like The First Time”, “Cold As Ice” and “Long, Long Way From Home” were played on countless radio stations in the Detroit area where I was growing up at the time on WXYZ, CKLW, WDRQ, WABX, WRIF and W4 (WWWW) and all over the world. I knew as a young boy that I’d someday be playing music on the radio for a living as a d.j. and have played and programmed Foreigner and Styx songs thousands of times since. Foreigner went on to sell four million copies of their self-titled, debut album and have sold over 80 million albums worldwide. I wonder how many of today’s groups will still be selling 10,000 plus concert tickets when our children are our age in 30 or so years from now. Here’s a picture of Foreigner on stage that I took at the show.