Free: All Right Now


This hit No 2 in the UK in 1970 and No 4 in the US.

Wikipedia says: ‘According to drummer Simon Kirke, All Right Now was written by Free bassist Andy Fraser and singer Paul Rodgers in the Durham Students’ Union building, Dunelm House. He said: “All Right Now was created after a bad gig in Durham. We finished our show and walked off the stage to the sound of our own footsteps. The applause had died before I had even left the drum riser. It was obvious that we needed a rocker to close our shows. All of a sudden the inspiration struck Fraser and he started bopping around singing All Right Now. He sat down and wrote it right there in the dressing room. It couldn’t have taken more than ten minutes.” Fraser has agreed largely with this history.’

The success of the song earned them a place at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970, where they played to an audience of 600,000.

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