The ‘Tickets @2’ song today is from Foreigner, it’s “Double Vision.”
Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones and vocalist Lou Gramm wrote the song after seeing New York Rangers goalie John Davidson get knocked out during the 1977 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Jones said: “That’s where the title came from. We were at a Hockey game. I was an avid Rangers fan in those days, and Lou and I went to a game, and the goaltender for the Rangers got a concussion, and it was announced over the PA that he was taken off the ice suffering from double vision. I’d never heard that term before, and we picked up on it.”
Davidson went on to become a popular broadcaster and hockey analyst. He and Jones have had a laugh over it several times since.
When we play it between two and three we’ll take caller #9 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see the Pacific Symphony perform Beethoven’s greatest hits August 12th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.