Chart Position: 4

  • #27 bestseller for 1970
  • Total Guitar Magazine’s #12 guitar riff
  • Lead vocals: Paul Rodgers
  • Written by Andy Fraser and Paul Rodgers
  • Guitar: Paul Kossoff
  • Keyboards: Andy Fraser
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Produced by Free
  • Written immediately after a U.K. concert which received a tepid response from the audience; the band recognized they needed an up-tempo, crowd-pleasing closer for their concerts
  • Paul Rodgers went on to form Bad Company
  • This is Free’s biggest U.S. hit single
  • Paul Kossoff died in 1976, at only 25 years of age
  • Later recorded by Mike Oldfield (1979), Rod Stewart (1994), Megajam 5 (1997),  Runaways (1991) and Lemonescent (2003)

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