Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Music: Free!
Left to right: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff, Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers.

Active in the British blues movement during The Sixties and The Seventies, Free was an English rock group formed by Paul Rodgers (lead vocal), Paul Kossoff (lead guitar), Andy Fraser (bass guitar) and Simon Kirke (drums, percussion). Given the name "Free" by the London blues scene mastermind Alexis Korner, they quickly became leading exponents of Blues Rock known for their top-class musicianship despite their youth.

While the band were slow to take off, they attained worldwide fame with their third album, Fire and Water, which featured the massive hit "All Right Now". Noted for its distinctive guitar riff and bassline, this song broke the band in America and has remained a staple of classic rock radio for close to 40 years.

Although Free were relatively short lived, their influence on subsequent rock bands was considerable. Rodgers and Kirke subsequently formed a new group with Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. This group, of course, was Bad Company, who became very successful in The Seventies.


Fleetwood MacBlues RockJanis Joplin
Peter FramptonRockFT Island
Aretha FranklinMusic of the 1960sThe Fugs

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy