Alan "Al" Greenwood (born October 20, 1951, New York) is an American rock musician who was a founding member and keyboardist of the rock band Foreigner from 1976 to 1980. He performed on the albums Foreigner (1977), Double Vision (1978) and Head Games (1979).

Al Greenwood
Born (1951-10-20) October 20, 1951 (age 68)
New York City, United States
InstrumentsKeyboards
Associated actsForeigner, Spys

In 1981, Greenwood formed the band Spys with former Foreigner bass player Ed Gagliardi, John Blanco, John Digaudio and Billy Milne and recorded the albums Spys (1982) and Behind Enemy Lines (1983).[1]

Greenwood played keyboards on one-time Rainbow (and future Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force) frontman Joe Lynn Turner's 1985 debut solo album, Rescue You.

Additionally, Greenwood played keyboard on Kool the Candy Wrapper's song Shake It.

DiscographyEdit

ForeignerEdit

Ian LloydEdit

  • 1980: Third Wave Civilization

SpysEdit

  • 1982: Spys
  • 1983: Behind Enemy Lines
  • 1996: Spys / Behind Enemy Lines

Joe Lynn TurnerEdit

Jennifer RushEdit

Garbo TalksEdit

  • 1998: Garbo Talks


EquipmentEdit

As per an interview conducted by Dominic Milano from Contemporary Keyboard (Keyboard since 1980), and appeared in the April 1979 issue, Greenwood states,

"When I first got into Foreigner I had a Hammond L-100 and an EML 101 synthesizer, and I think I had an Orchestron, but that's all been changed. Now I use a cutdown Hammond B-3, an ARP Omni, and a Wurlitzer electric piano. I still use the same EML 101, which I've had for about six years, and I just got an Oberheim OB-1, which is a really nice little programmable synthesizer."[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. USA: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4.
  2. ^ "4eigner.net The Foreigner Website: The Band: Interviews: "Al Greenwood topping the charts with Foreigner"". www.4eigner.net. Retrieved November 14, 2019.