Andy Fraser, Free
I remember we used to
really like playing at the Friars mainly because of the audience,
which was always very supportive of us. Not being too big, the
Friars was very intimate, so one felt a closer connection with the
crowd. A great shame the Friarage Hall has been knocked down.
Simon Kirke, Free
I don't really remember too much
that far back. Safe to say the club was a favourite of ours and I do remember the crowds were always good to us but other than that 40 yrs was a long time ago!
split for the final time, Paul Rodgers went
on, with Simon Kirke, to form the hugely
successful Bad Company. Rodgers also formed The Firm with Jimmy Page in
the 1980s and in addition to solo work went on to be the singer in a
reformed Queen line up in 2005.
Andy Fraser stayed out of the limelight for a number of years after being
in various bands, but returned to music with a new album in 2005 and told
the Friars website in 2009 that he is working on another. Paul Kossoff
died in 1976. Rodgers and Kirke in 2010 are part of the reformed Bad
Andy Fraser died in