When Bryan Adams suddenly needed help recording what would become his breakthrough album, he got it from an unlikely source -- Foreigner star Lou Gramm. As Gramm recalls in his book, 'Juke Box Hero,' "We were in the final stages of recording 'Agent Provocateur' in the early part of 1984 when this young guy named Bryan Adams came into our studio... Apparently a couple of his vocalists had taken ill, and he needed someone to sing back-up vocals. I could see he was desperate, so I volunteered to help him out. I wound up singing in five or six of his songs, including his signature single, 'Cuts Like a Knife.' He was so grateful and offered to pay me, but I told him it wasn’t necessary."

 

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