Legendary English Rock Band
1968 – 1973
Along with Cream and Led Zeppelin, FREE stands as one of the most influential bands of the late 1960’s British blues boom. Formed in London during the spring of 1968, The band’s original lineup included drummer Simon Kirke, bassist Andy Fraser, lead vocalist Paul Rodgers and guitarist Paul Kossoff. Kirke and Kossoff were heavily influenced by American blues artists and, as teenagers, joined in R&B band called Black Cat Bones. Despite their youth, Kirke and Kossoff were seasoned musicians with a strong and growing reputation among the London blues scene.