Bad Company and Free Autographs
Felt Tip signatures of Mick Ralphs, Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Andy Fraser on an 8×5 card. Printed names next to each signature.
Bad Company is an English hard rock supergroup formed in Westminster. London, in 1973 by two former Free band members—singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke. As well as Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. Peter Grant, who managed the rock band Led Zeppelin, also managed Bad Company until 1982.
Bad Company enjoyed great success throughout the 1970s. Their first three albums, Bad Company (1974), Straight Shooter (1975), and Run With the Pack (1976). Reached the top five in the album charts in both the UK and US. Many of their singles, such as “Bad Company”, “Can’t Get Enough”, “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”, and “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, remain staples of classic rock radio.
Free was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. Best known for their 1970 signature song “All Right Now”. They disbanded in 1973 and lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become a frontman of the band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums. Lead guitarist Paul Kossoff formed Back Street Crawler and died from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 25 in 1976. Bassist Andy Fraser formed Sharks.
The band was famed for its sensational live shows and nonstop touring. However, early studio albums did not sell very well. Until the release of Fire and Water which featured the massive hit “All Right Now”. The song helped secure them a place at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 where they played to 600,000 people.