Happy Birthday Mick Jones! Five Facts You Probably Didn't Know About the Foreigner Guitarist
5. The group was originally named Trigger, but Jones said "Foreigner" was a good name since the band was half American, half English.
4. People assumed that the song "Dirty White Boy" was racist. But the lyrics "cause I'm a dirty white boy" really just allude to the fact that the singer was unwashed.
3. Mick Jones has famous buddies; he co-wrote songs with Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Duncan Sheik. He was also married to Ann Dexter-Jones, mother of Mark, Samantha and Charlotte Ronson.
2. Tone Loc sampled the verse guitar riff from the Foreigner song "Hot Blooded" in his 1989 rap "Funky Cold Medina."
1. It's OK to like Foreigner un-ironically. Really.