Monday, December 31, 2012

Free: Fire and Water - with All Right Now

Free "was an English rock band formed in London in 1968 best known for their 1970 signature song "All Right Now". They disbanded in 1973 and lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become a frontman of the band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums; lead guitarist Paul Kossoff formed Back Street Crawler and died from a drug-induced heart failure at the age of 25 in 1976. Bassist Andy Fraser formed Sharks.  The band was famed for its sensational live shows and nonstop touring. However, early studio albums did not sell very well – until the release of Fire and Water which featured the massive hit "All Right Now".  The song helped secure them a place at the huge Isle of Wight Festival 1970 where they played to 600,000 people.  You know about Paul Rodgers. But Paul Francis Kossoff (1950 – 1976) was an English rock guitarist, is ranked 51st in Rolling Stone magazine list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".  In the four years Free were together they had an enormous influence on many bands on both sides of the Atlantic.  Their biggest hit "All Right Now", a number one hit in more than 20 territories and recognised by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) in 1990 for more than 1,000,000 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 radio plays in the UK."  Wiki...

1 comment:

  1. great great song, "All Right Now" i wondered who it was by thank you, great blog love the video and that lovely new turntable.


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