Free – Live In Stockholm 1970 – (RIP: Andy Fraser – 1952-2015)

Andy Fraser -  laid the groundwork for one Rock's great Anthems.

Andy Fraser – laid the groundwork for one Rock’s great Anthems.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Free – Live in Stockholm – Dec. 12, 1970 – Sveriges Radio

It seems as though a week hasn’t gone by with hearing bad news about the loss of yet another major figure in the evolution of Rock Music.

Today it was the sad news of the passing of Andy Fraser, the man who gave us the groundwork for one of Rock’s great Anthems; Free’s All Right Now.

Ironically, I ran another concert from Free, an earlier one just a few days ago. Tonight it’s one via Sveriges Radio in Sweden, from a concert given at Radiohuset in Stockholm on December 12, 1970.

And tributes have been pouring in – celebrating the man and the musician. And there is little if anything I can add, other than Free were one of the great groups to come out of the late 60s and early 1970s. And even though they were together for a relatively short period of time, left an indelible mark on music. And Andy Fraser’s contribution can never be understated.

And he will be missed.

Play loud – he would have liked that.

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2 Responses

  1. dougdenslowe says:

    I’m a huge Free fan,listen to them on my iPod while on my daily walk.I’ve got both of their Live at the BBC performances.I’ve always thought Paul Rogers was the best blues wailing voices around.As good as this band was,their guitar player was unreliable.When I saw them at Fillmore West he was so out of it,Paul Rogers had to play guitar instead of Paul Kossoff And he was one of the best ever.Andy’s bass playing was under appreciated,by me,until recently.I was into more bottom heavy bass players and Andy definitely was into his own thing,very different from the norm.Thanks for posting,you’re the coolest guy around!

    • gordonskene says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words – they are really appreciated. I love doing this and I love being able to turn people on to things they may have either forgotten, not heard before or never knew about in the first place. I’m so glad you enjoy it – you made my day.
      Gordon