Free formed in London in 1968 when guitarist Paul Kossoff was taken to see vocalist Paul Rodgers' group Brown Sugar by a friend. After deciding to form their own band they asked drummer Simon Kirke and bass phenom Andy Fraser to join. They were soon signed to the the Island label and released their bluesy debut album Tons of Sobs later that year.
Their signature song 'All Right Now' was released in 1970 & the band became famed for their amazing live shows and constant gigging. By the early 1970s they had become one of the greatest British blues rock bands and by stripping back their sound to the core laid the foundations for the rise of hard rock. The band retired in 1973