Lou Gramm was lead singer of Foreigner at the time, and along with Mick Jones
, their primary songwriter. "Just Between You and Me" was the big hit from his second solo album, Long Hard Look
; his first album Ready Or Not
was released in 1987 and contained the hit "Midnight Blue."
Gramm left Foreigner in 1990 but returned to the fold two years later. In 1997, he developed a brain tumor and underwent surgery to remove it. He continued with Foreigner for a few more years, but in the mid-'00s, the band moved on without him, releasing an album in 2009 with new lead singer Kelly Hansen.