Affectionately known as ‘Koss’, Paul Kossoff’s playing touched people. It still does today, more than forty years after his sad and untimely death at the age of twenty-five. This authorised biography pays fitting tribute to a much-loved and widely admired musician whose influence and inspiration is still very evident.
TODAY IN MUSIC
HISTORY Aug 23rd
In 1975, former "Free" guitarist Paul Kossoff's
heart stopped beating for 35 minutes in a London hospital as a result of a blood clot.
Kossoff survived that episode but died in his sleep the following March.
Please leave Paul a message, he would dearly love to hear from you
Free guitarist Paul Kossoff, who sadly passed away in 1976 at age 25, would have turned 62 on Sept. 14.
Despite his brief time with us, Kossoff’s influence is still felt strongly in the rock world. He recently earned the No. 51 spot on Rolling Stone’s ’100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time’ list. Kossoff and drummer Simon Kirke formed Free in 1968, touring for two years while recording the albums ‘Tons of Sobs’ and ‘Free.’
It wasn’t until 1970 that the band got that their first taste of fame
with the release of ‘Fire and Water,’ which carried the immortal hit
‘All Right Now.’
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“[Paul] Kossoff was a real soulful player,” says Paul Rodgers. “Once, when I was visiting him at his house,
he played me a bunch of Spanish music, mostly finger-picking. It was fantastic. Behind all that blues talent was a classically-trained guitar player.”
NEW "FREE Forever' DVD
being released by Universal
Keep checking www.allrightnow.com for udpates
NEW RELEASE OF 'ALL ONE' SINGLE FEATURING PAUL KOSSOFF
"All One" features Paul Kossoff in one of his 'lost but found' recordings. This song is a must have for all Free Fans. Paul Kossoff provides all the thrills and licks we'd expect. It's release is very welcome as another piece in the jigsaw of what was happening during the lost period of broken bands and uncompleted albums. ANY new Kossoff is always welcome.
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