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All Right Now (1970)

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Will Free be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


14 comments so far (post your own)

They were a great band

Posted by Foggy on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 20:34pm

Foggy your right

The band accomplished a lot in a short time. Especially seeing how young the band members were when they first started out

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 09.19.08 @ 19:21pm

Free deserve to be inducted. "All Right Now" is one of the greatest classic rock songs ever. It's one of those timeless songs that will always sound fresh.

Posted by Rolf on Sunday, 09.21.08 @ 17:02pm

3 words: "All Right Now"

2 more words: Paul Rodgers

Enough said

Posted by Freeborn on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 15:58pm

Clapton asked Kossoff for tips on vibrato - All Right Now is the most played song on Classic Rock stations - Paul Rodgers is THE vocalist the rest wanted to be. Keeping these guys out of the Hall only cheapens the Hall claim to legimatimacy. FREE was one of the very best that came along. Inspired thousands of guitarists/vocalists - Lynryd, Eric Johnson, ZZ to name a few. It is a CRIME to omit this great band

Posted by billywinkie on Monday, 12.29.08 @ 18:13pm

"Mr. Big" from "Fire And Water". Wow! What interplay between bassist and lead guitarist. Kossoff's guitar solo's and Kirk's bass runs are so full of feeling. One of Free's greatest songs.

Posted by Ed on Friday, 03.13.09 @ 21:56pm

Theres a video on Youtube of Free playing Mr. Big. You have to see it. The Kirk bass solo and the Kossoff guitar solo rival anything that Clapton and Bruce did with Cream.

Plus if you love Paul Rogers his voice was so soulful and rich then. Its one of the best video's I've seen on Youtube.

Posted by Ed on Wednesday, 03.25.09 @ 16:41pm

Good to see future rock legends giving Free a 30% induction chance

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 19:02pm

Really underrated are Free. Most people in America only know them for "All Right Now", but they had some other great songs. They might even be more influencial than Bad Company seeing as they have been covered much more.

Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 07.5.09 @ 12:42pm

I'm sure they are more influential than Bad Company just because they were around first (and Bad Co. actually weren't all that influential, though they had some good music.) I have heard that at their peak they were one of my native Britain's most respected blues-rock bands, and apparently Paul Kossoff was being talked about in the same breath as Clapton, Peter Green and Jeff Beck (I read in a magazine article somewhere that Clapton really respected him.) I'm not sure whether they have the credentials to get in, but they had some damn good music for sure, and I certainly wouldn't try to stop their induction (though I won't try and make it happen either.)

Posted by Sam on Friday, 05.28.10 @ 19:06pm

Dennis DeYoung of Styx has replaced Paul Rogers of Free and Bad Company as the lead singer for Queen.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.10.10 @ 18:55pm

Should they get in? Maybe. Will they? No. Damn good group? Yes. I got the "All Right Now" compilation for Christmas, and there's some really great stuff in there besides that song. "Fire and Water" might be my favorite.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 01.8.11 @ 05:25am

See now that Paul Rogers was in this band too. Got their greatest hits album, listened & loved it & I was thinking (before I knew about Paul): "These guys have alot of songs that sound sorta like Bad Company. I bet if they had merged with that band & been 'Free Company', they'd be in the Hall".

Maybe they can do a Small Faces - Faces kind of thing & get them in?

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.18.13 @ 15:39pm

Free should be inducted. All Right Now & Fire & Water are classic songs. These guys were rock n roll. Nowadays all this watered down rock turns to mindless pop & gets inducted. Paul Rodgers is one of the biggest snubs. Most critics & magazines would list him as one of rock's greatest vocalists. Free is one of those groups that if you dig through their catalogue of songs you become more & more impressed. Love Paul's guitar work too. KING

Posted by KING on Friday, 05.30.14 @ 03:38am

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