• Steve Knopper Chicago Tribune
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By day, Lou Gramm’s father reported to work at 7 a.m. at a Rochester, N.Y., steel plant, so he could cut metal sheets to size for desks and filing cabinets. By night, he played trumpet in a jazz orchestra, returning home regularly at 2:30 or 3 a.m. In the mid-’50s, 5-year-old Lou often overh…

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