Thursday, September 17, 2009

All Right Now

For my money Paul Rodgers and Queen just aren't a good fit. No one can replace the flamboyant Freddie Mercury. But there was a time I really dug Paul Rodgers and that was the early 70s when he was lead singer of the British blues outfit Free.

When the band formed in 1968 Rodgers, at 18, was the oldest member in the band. Bass player Andy Fraser was all of 15 and had already spent some time playing with John Mayall's Blues Breakers.

Free released 2 so-so albums but in 1970 their third release Fire and Water took off largely on the strength of the hit single All Right Now.

The group began to fall apart in 1971 due to chemical differences and finally broke up in 1973. Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke went on to form Bad Company.

But here's where it all started...

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