Sunday, August 26, 2007

Free (band)
Free were an English rock band, formed in London in 1968 and best known for their popular song "All Right Now".
Lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become lead singer of the rock band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums. Lead guitarist Paul Kossoff, a much revered blues-rock guitarist, died from a drug-induced heart failure at the age of 25 in 1976.
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". This song helped secure them a place at the huge Isle of Wight Festival 1970 where they played to 600,000 people.
For a short period, scenes reminiscent of Beatlemania broke out. But, as surviving band members ruefully admit, personal problems got in the way: they broke up on the brink of something big, perhaps never realising their true potential. Paul Rodgers has since joined a reformed Queen.



Tons of Sobs (1968)
Free (1969)
Fire and Water (1970)
Highway (1970)
Free Live! (1971) (live)
Free at Last (1972)
Heartbreaker (1973) Post-career compilations

"All Right Now" -- Rod Stewart
"All Right Now" -- The Runaways
"Fire and Water" -- Great White
"Fire and Water" -- Wilson Pickett
"Heartbreaker" -- Goatsnake
"I'm a Mover" -- Iron Maiden
"Mr. Big" -- Mr. Big
"Mr. Big" -- Gov't Mule
"My Brother Jake -- Thunder
"Oh I Wept" -- The Steepwater Band
"Soon I Will Be Gone" -- Marti Jones
"Sunny Day" -- Epic Soundtracks
"The Stealer" -- Bob Seger
"The Stealer" -- The Faces
"The Hunter" -- Gov't Mule
"Walk In My Shadows" -- Joe Bonamassa
"Wishing Well" -- Blackfoot
"Wishing Well" -- Axel Rudi Pell
"Wishing Well" -- Maggie Bell
"Wishing Well" -- Gary Moore
"Wishing Well" -- Joe Lynn Turner
"Wishing Well" -- Savatage
"Wishing Well" -- The Mission
"Wishing Well" -- Terrorvision
"Wishing Well" -- Styx
"The Hunter" -- Danzig
"Little Bit of Love" -- Def Leppard

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