Paul Rodgers - Peace - 1971

Paul Rodgers of Peace - if the name sounds familiar, it's because only a few months earlier he was fronting Free.

Peace – In Session – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Soundbooth

Paul Rodgers - Peace - 1971
Paul Rodgers of Peace – if the name sounds familiar, it’s because only a few months earlier he was fronting Free.

Peace – in session – BBC Sounds Of The 70s with John Peel – November 11, 1971 – broadcast December 22, 1971 – BBC Radio 1 –

Peace in session for John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 program Sounds Of The 70s, recorded on November 11, 1971 and broadcast on December 22nd of that year. Peace may not ring many bells, unless you are aware that Paul Rodgers, who was founder and lead singer of Free formed Peace months after the band’s initial breakup.

After the first break-up of Free in the spring of 1971, Rodgers briefly formed a three-piece band called Peace. Alongside bassist Stewart McDonald and drummer Mick Underwood, Rodgers played guitar and sang lead vocals. Peace supported Mott the Hoople’s UK tour in 1971, but broke up when Free reformed at the start of 1972.

Needless to say, a short lifespan. But in the case of Paul Rodgers, who has been ranked 55th on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers Of All Time (I have serious mixed emotions about “best of . . .”lists and even more about Rolling Stone), any appearance or recording is worth investigating, and Peace is worth having a listen to. Paul Rodgers has long maintained his status as legendary artist and continues bringing audiences to their feet on a regular basis.

This is most likely the only live performance of the band, which has seen its fair share of bootlegs over the years in many different formats and in a lot of varying sonic conditions.

Any questions just hit the play button and you’ll get all the answers.




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