Paul Rodgers

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Tags: blues rock classic rock blues rock singer-songwriter seen live Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1949, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. The former Bad Company and Firm vocalist originally came to prominence as the frontman of the late 60s/early 70s blues rock band Free, but his solo career got off to a poor start with 1983’s Cut Loose. Other ventures included a collaboration with former Small Faces / Who drummer Kenney Jones as the Law, but until the mid-90s Rodgers’ solo career had never raised his profile above cult status, although few would deny he possessed one of the most powerful and recognizable voices in post-60s rock music. He finally broke through with 1993’s Muddy Water Blues, a sensitive tribute album demonstrating Rodgers’ strong natural feeling for the blues. He also released a live tribute to the music of Jimi Hendrix in collaboration with Journey guitarist Neil Schon. Now, co-produced by Eddie Kramer, was released to excellent reviews and healthy enough sales to maintain his new-found...

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