Free, clockwise, from bottom left: Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, Andy Fraser
|Genre(s)||Rock, Blues-rock, Hard rock|
|Associated acts||John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Bad Company, Queen|
Free were an English rock band, formed in London in 1968 and best known for their popular song "All Right Now". London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Blues-rock is a hybrid musical genre combining Bluesy improvisations over the 12-bar blues and extended Boogie jams with Rock Hard rock (also referred to as heavy rock) is a variation of Rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and Psychedelic rock In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music A&M Records is an American Record label owned by Universal Music Group which operates through the Interscope-Geffen-A&M division Andy Fraser (born 7 August 1952 London) is an English Musician, best known for his Songwriting and bass playing with Free Simon Frederick St George Kirke (born 28 July 1949 but according to the Associated Press he was born 27 August 1949 is an English rock drummer best known as a member of Paul Francis Kossoff (14 September 1950 in Hampstead, North West London, England –19 March 1976 was a rock Paul Rodgers, (born 17 December 1949 is an English rock singer-songwriter best known for being a member of Free and Bad Company. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. " All Right Now " is a rock single by the English band Free.
Lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become lead singer of the rock band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums. Paul Rodgers, (born 17 December 1949 is an English rock singer-songwriter best known for being a member of Free and Bad Company. Bad Company are an English Blues rock supergroup founded in 1973 consisting of band members from Free ( Paul Rodgers, Simon Simon Frederick St George Kirke (born 28 July 1949 but according to the Associated Press he was born 27 August 1949 is an English rock drummer best known as a member of Lead guitarist Paul Kossoff, a much revered blues-rock guitarist, died from a drug-induced heart failure at the age of 25 in 1976. Paul Francis Kossoff (14 September 1950 in Hampstead, North West London, England –19 March 1976 was a rock
The band was famed for its sensational live shows and nonstop touring. However, early studio albums sold slowly - until the release of Fire and Water which featured the massive hit "All Right Now". Fire and Water is the third studio album by English rock group Free. " All Right Now " is a rock single by the English band Free. This song helped secure them a place at the huge Isle of Wight Festival 1970 where they played to 600,000 people. The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was held on August 26 - 31, 1970.
Most remarkable about the birth of Free was the young age of the band members who first came together to rehearse at the Nag's Head pub in Battersea, London, on April 19, 1968. Battersea is a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is an inner-city district located 2 London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Events 1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich London. 1529 - At the Second Diet of Speyer Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Bass player Andy Fraser, was only 15 years old while lead singer Paul Rodgers, lead guitarist Paul Kossoff, and drummer Simon Kirke, were also still teenagers. Andy Fraser (born 7 August 1952 London) is an English Musician, best known for his Songwriting and bass playing with Free Simon Frederick St George Kirke (born 28 July 1949 but according to the Associated Press he was born 27 August 1949 is an English rock drummer best known as a member of By November of that year they had recorded their first album Tons Of Sobs for Island Records and, although it was not released until the following year, the album documents their first six months together and contains studio renditions of much of their early live set. Tons of Sobs is the debut album by English Blues / rock band Free, recorded in November 1968 Island Records is a Record label that was founded by British record producers in Jamaica.
Paul Kossoff and Simon Kirke first became friends in the R&B band Black Cat Bones but they wanted to move on. Paul Francis Kossoff (14 September 1950 in Hampstead, North West London, England –19 March 1976 was a rock Simon Frederick St George Kirke (born 28 July 1949 but according to the Associated Press he was born 27 August 1949 is an English rock drummer best known as a member of Black Cat Bones was a British heavy Blues rock group from London. Paul Kossoff saw vocalist Paul Rodgers singing with Brown Sugar while visiting the "Fickle Pickle", an R&B club in London's Finsbury Park. Finsbury Park is a 112 acre (45-hectare public park in the London Borough of Haringey. He was immediately impressed, and asked if he could jam with Rodgers onstage. Along with Kirke, they would go on to form Free with the addition of Andy Fraser, who at the tender age of 15 had already been playing with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Andy Fraser (born 7 August 1952 London) is an English Musician, best known for his Songwriting and bass playing with Free John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers are a pioneering English blues band led by Singer, Songwriter, and
Free are still cited as one of the definitive bands of the British blues boom of the late 1960s with the release of Tons of Sobs in 1969, but this is the only album that can strictly be called blues-rock. Tons of Sobs is the debut album by English Blues / rock band Free, recorded in November 1968 The next album, Free, released in 1969, has a marked difference in the musicianship of the band as well as Paul Rodgers's voice. Free is the second Album of English rock group Free, recorded and released in 1969
Unlike their previous albums Tons of Sobs and Free, Fire and Water - released in 1970 - was a huge success, largely due to the album containing the hit single "All Right Now", which reached #1 on the UK rock music charts, #2 on the UK singles chart and #4 on the U. Fire and Water is the third studio album by English rock group Free. " All Right Now " is a rock single by the English band Free. S. charts. The album reached #2 in the UK charts and #17 on the U. S charts making it the most successful Free album. Highway was their fourth studio album, recorded extremely quickly in September of 1970. Highway is the fourth studio album by English rock band Free. Though widely considered to be an excellent follow-up to Fire and Water, Highway performed poorly in the charts, reaching #41 in the UK and #190 in the US. Fire and Water is the third studio album by English rock group Free. Highway is the fourth studio album by English rock band Free.
In April 1971, due to differences between singer Paul Rodgers and bassist Andy Fraser, the drug problems of guitarist Paul Kossoff, and inconsistent record sales, the band broke up. This led to the studio release of the live album in 1971 called Free Live!. Free Live! was the fifth album by English rock band Free, and their first (and to date only official Live album. Early in 1972 the band set aside their differences and reformed in an effort to save Kossoff from his growing drug addiction, and in June of the same year released Free at Last. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Free at Last is the sixth album (fifth studio album by English rock band Free.
But all was not well with the band. Bassist Andy Fraser left the band in mid-1972 due to Paul Kossoff's unreliability in being able to perform at shows or even showing up. The remaining members recruited Japanese bass player Tetsu Yamauchi and keyboardist John "Rabbit" Bundrick, who had worked with Kossoff and Kirke during Free's initial split, recording Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu and Rabbit, to record what would be Free's final album, Heartbreaker. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Tetsu Yamauchi aka is a Japanese Bass guitarist Yamauchi was born in 1946 in Fukuoka. John Douglas "Rabbit" Bundrick (born November 21, 1948) is a prominent American-born rock Keyboardist, Pianist, and Kossoff Kirke Tetsu and Rabbit is the 1971 rock album made by guitarist Paul Kossoff, drummer Simon Kirke, bassist Tetsu Yamauchi and keyboard Heartbreaker is the seventh and final album by English rock group Free, that provided them with one of their most successful singles "Wishing Free disbanded in early 1973 with Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke going on to form Bad Company that same year. Andy Fraser went onto to form the band Sharks and then The Andy Fraser Band and Paul Kossoff would form the band Back Street Crawler.
With Paul Kossoff in better health again in late 1975, he was delighted that now ex-Free colleagues, Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke asked him to join them on stage for two nights. A British tour was set to begin on 25 April 1976 with the Back Street Crawler headlining with Bad Company in support of Back Street Crawler's second album, but again his drug addictions contributed to a drastic decline in the guitarist's health. On a flight from Los Angeles to New York on March 19th, 1976, Paul Kossoff died from drug-related heart problems at the age of 25. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous A cardiac arrest, also known as cardiorespiratory arrest, cardiopulmonary arrest or circulatory arrest, is the abrupt cessation of normal circulation of
British blues legend Alexis Korner played a part in the Free story, recommending Andy Fraser to the band, providing the name "Free" and encouraging their early efforts. Alexis Korner (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984 born Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner, was a pioneering Blues Musician and broadcaster who has sometimes The sound that would be a trademark of Free is heard in songs like "All Right Now", "Trouble On Double Time", "Fire And Water" and "Wishing Well", with Paul Rodgers being known in the rock media as "The Voice". A trademark or trade mark, represented by the symbols ™ and ®, or mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual Paul Rodgers would go on to explore the heavy blues stylings of Free again in his solo career during the '80s and '90s, and in the bands The Firm and The Law. The Firm were an English rock supergroup comprising former Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers, ex- Led The Law were an English rock group formed in 1991 comprising of ex- The Who / The Faces drummer Kenney Jones
"All Right Now". A # 1 hit in over 20 territories and recognized by ASCAP(American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) in 1990 for garnering 1,000,000 plus radio plays in the US by late 1989, and in 2000 an Award was given to Paul Rodgers by the British Music Industry when "All Right Now" passed 2,000,000 plus radio plays in the UK. Types of administrative and/or political territories include Many types of legally administered territories, each of which is a non-sovereign geographic area The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers ( ASCAP) is a non-profit Performance rights organization that protects its Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI is the British record industry's trade association.
Most recently Paul Rodgers has joined the remaining members of Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor), as vocalist. Queen were an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian Harold May, CBE Roger Taylor (born Roger Meddows-Taylor on July 26, 1949 in Dersingham, Norfolk later moved to Kings Lynn is an English Musician He covered the role of Freddie Mercury, vocalist, who died in 1991. Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991 was a Zanzibar -born British Musician, best known as the lead It was stated, including on Brian May's own website, that Rodgers would be "featured with" Queen as Queen + Paul Rodgers, not replacing the late Freddie Mercury. The Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration began in late 2004 when Queen were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame Rodgers also sang Free and Bad Company songs whilst on tour with Queen, in addition to the traditional Queen songs. Brian May has recently confirmed that Paul Rodgers is working with Queen on a new album.
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