Season 2, Episode 5

Paul Rodgers

S2:E5 Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers’ career has spanned over 50 years, singing with bands like Free, Bad Company, and Queen.  Today, we’re going to explore why he’s considered one of Rock’s greatest vocalists. Stay tuned!

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One of the more iconic songs in rock and roll history.  Check out this cool early 1970 performance of Free’s “All Right Now” played before a subdued European audience. 

“All Right Now” – Free

Flash forward 35 years to a much more enthusiastic crowd of Queen + Paul Rodgers’ fans.  Compare the vocals – amazing! 

“All Right Now” – Queen + Paul Rodgers

Deeper Dive & Suggested Material

Suggested Reading

Paul Rodgers – Wikipedia
Paul Rodgers – Official Website
Paul Rodgers – All Music Guide
Paul Rodgers – Guitar Player Interview
Free – Wikipedia
Free – Official Website
Bad Company – Wikipedia
Bad Company – Official Website
The Firm – Wikipedia
The Law – Wikipedia
Queen + Paul Rodgers – Wikipedia
Louder Sound/Classic Rock Interview
Remind – “Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers Reveals he had 13 Strokes in the Past Few Years”
Loudwire – “Why Paul Rodgers Turned Down Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Invite”
The Royal Sessions – Wikipedia

Suggested Listening

Free – Tons of Sobs – 1969
Free – Fire and Water – 1970
Free Live in Stockholm 1970 Performance
Bad Company – Bad Company – 1974
Bad Company – Straight Shooter – 1975
Bad Company – Running with the Pack – 1976
Bad Company – Desolation Angels – 1979
Paul Rodgers – Cut Loose – 1983
The Firm – The Firm – 1985
The Firm – Mean Business – 1986
Paul Rodgers – Muddy Water Blues – 1993
Paul Rodgers – Now and Live – 1997
Queen + Paul Rodgers – Return of the Champions – 2005
Queen + Paul Rodgers – The Cosmos Rock – 2008
Paul Rodgers – The Royal Sessions – 2014
Paul Rodgers – Midnight Rose – 2023

Suggested Viewing

“Free Forever” Documentary
Free – Interview 1970
Free – Isle of Wight 1970 Performance
Bad Company 40th Anniversary Documentary
Bad Company – “Inside 1974-1982” Documentary
Queen + Paul Rodgers – Full Concert
Paul Rodgers – “Muddy Water Blues” Live with the Strat Pack
Brian Johnson’s – “Life on the Road: Paul Rodgers”
Free and Bad Company Drummer, Simon Kirke, Shares Amazing Backbeat Stories

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