Free – Fire and Water album autographs supplied by Pete Houghton

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.

 

Free – All Right Now – Great Band, Great Track, Great Video.

Andy Qunta… Fabulous!

Eric Harmer… What a great song and band.

Dennis Torrance… Good to see Bad Company going back on the road again

Jan Warren… Oh Free!! – one of my all-time favourite bands, brilliant!!

Pete Prescott… My favourite band. This song will be played at my funeral. I saw them in September 72 with Martin holiday at Fairfield hall Croydon. What a band !

Eric Harmer…  I love ” my brother jake” as well, two great vocal performances Pete

Jan Warren… Yeah Pete, I saw them at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, can’t remember the exact date but it was the very early 70s!!

Pete Prescott… I have a fantastic book on free with every date they did. It’s signed by the author plus Rabbit and David Kossoff (Paul’s father )

Robert Searle… Real thing

Andy Qunta… I saw Free in 1969 at the Toby Jug pub in Tolworth, near Epsom, Surrey, where Tone & I were at boarding school. Had to sneak out of school in school uniform, and change into jeans in the car park under the bowling alley next to the pub! Anyway, it was well worth it, as of course Free were brilliant! In 2007 I saw Paul Rodgers at a gig in Hollywood, and got to meet him after the show and chat a bit. I told him the story of seeing Free at the pub in ’69. The guitar player from his band, Howard Leese, overheard the conversation and said to me, with wild-eyed wonder “Wow! You saw Free play live! Wow!”

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supplied by Andy Qunta

Pete Prescott… Wow ! What a story ! After seeing Free I saw Bad Company on their first tour and at Charlton. Then I saw the third tour and the last one in 79. I’ve seen him solo a few times and I’m seeing Bad Co this Saturday at the 02 ! I worked with one of his ex band members who told a few stories (can’t tell them in fb) amazing singer. I wish I had seen free with you and Tony.

Andy Qunta… Yes, wish you’d been there, Pete! It was before All Right Now, it was just after their 2nd album came out. Have fun seeing Bad Co at the O2! Seen them a few times too, including a few months ago, and they’re always brilliant! Of course I’m in a Bad Co/Free tribute band now! Fun stuff to play, & pretend like it’s the real thing!