Andy Qunta… Fabulous! Great band, great album!
Tony Court-holmes… saw them live can not remember where
Neil Partrick… That’s, like, really free.. (not).
Chris Jolly… Saw them perform most of this album at the IOW festival in 1970… Splendid they were too!
Dave Nattress… Wonderful band, incredible album, the best for me and I’ve got just about everything Free did, several times over. Paul Rodgers, back then and still a fantastic vocalist, an idol for me undoubtedlt, Andy Fraser, such a unique bass player – RIP, Paul Kossoff, amazing unique sound from his battered old Les Paul – RIP, Simon Kirke, as solid a drummer as anyone. All so very young when they got together in 68/69. Andy Fraser was 15, Paul Kossoff 17 I think, PR and SK maybe a year older. Saw them at Brighton Dome in 1971/1972 – I’d think I’d remember but unsure. By which time Andy Fraser had left to be replaced by Tetsu Yamauchi and I think Paul Kossoff was unavailable and “health issues” had brought about his departure from the band, and filling in was Rabbit , (John Bundrick) ,on keys. I have found an old poster on the www for October 18th 1972 and think this is the only one they played at The Dome. It has been said that somewhere in the world “All Right Now” is being played on a radio station every minute of every day. That’s good earnings for Paul Rodgers and Andy Fraser’s estate and a good few more who are getting a cut also! Any Free fans check out “Paul Rodgers Free Spirit” a CD and DVD recorded at the RAH in 2018 – all the best tracks. What a collector’s piece this autographed album must be.
Pete Fisher… Recommend Free’s “Songs Of Yesterday” boxed set…
Pete Prescott… I saw Free in Sep 72 on Kossoff’s last tour. He was out of it sadly. Tetsu and Rabbit wee in the gig. It was at Fairfield Hall Croydon. I’ve seen Rodgers a good few times over the years. Amazing singer.
Dave Nattress… Indeed Pete, I have The Songs of Yesterday box set, also the fantastic Bio by David Clayton who ran the Free Appreciation Society. It’s been rumoured for a while that there may be more archive stuff to come but as yet I’ve heard agreement by the parties who have a shout in getting it together has not yet been reached.
Anthony English… I was a big fan of Free towards the end of their career. I lived across the road from the famous Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park London. I used to bunk of school and hang around outside. Someone who worked there told me that Kossoff Kirk Testu and Rabbit were rehearsing that day so I ran home got my copy of Fire and Water and got it autographed by all four. I loved Paul Kossoff and I remember he was quite a small guy with 2 beautiful looking girls and he was completely out of it . I’ve still got the album today although it’s a bit worse for wear . Never did get to see Free live which was always a regret of mine but still have all the great music to appreciate.
Chris Meachen… My absolute favourite band of the era, & Paul Kossoff my favourite guitarist.. I regret that I never got to see him play, but I did see him downstairs in ‘The lugger’ one night as he was mates with John Martyn…
Carole Prescott… So envious!!!