Simon Kirke autograph Bad Company Free
Simon Kirke autograph Bad Company Free signed card.
Born 28 July 1949 Kirke is an English rock drummer best known as a member of Free and Bad Company.
Kirke was born in Lambeth, South London, the son of Olive May and Vivian Percy Kirke. He spent his early years living in the countryside of Wales. Leaving school at 17. He returned to London and set about finding a drumming job in the booming blues scene. After a fruitless 22 months he was resigned to returning to the country. When he met Paul Kossoff who was playing in a band called Black Cat Bones. Kirke was offered the drumming position in the band for which he played for six months.
Kirke and Paul Kossoff left the band and with Paul Rodgers and Andy Fraser formed Free. In the four years Free were together they had an enormous influence on many bands on both sides of the Atlantic. Their biggest hit, “All Right Now”, was a number one in more than 20 territories. And was acknowledged by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) in 1990 as having received more than 1,000,000 radio plays in the US by late 1989. In 2000 an award was given to Paul Rodgers by the British Music Industry when “All Right Now” passed 2,000,000 radio plays in the UK.