Happy Birthday to the legendary Paul Rodgers, who celebrates his 71st birthday today (December 17th)!!! Over the decades, Paul Rodgers has remained one of rock's most beloved voices fronting such legendary bands as Free, Bad Company, the Firm, and Queen + Paul Rodgers.
Last summer, Paul Rodgers, Peter Frampton, Rick Wakeman, John Oates, and a host of others joined forces to record Ben E. King's 1960 classic “Stand By Me” in celebration of the song's 60th anniversary. The remake was issued on October 27th — 60 years to the day when Ben E. King first recorded the track, with proceeds benefiting the UK charity Help Musicians.
In 2018, Paul Rodgers saluted his early days fronting Free with the CD/DVD, Free Spirit. The set features Rodgers' Royal Albert Hall gig from May 28th, 2017 and includes 16 timeless Free classics including such favorites as “Fire & Water,” “The Stealer,” “Wishing Well,” and the band's signature song, “All Right Now.” 2018 also saw Rodgers hit the road as part of a triple bill with old friends Jeff Beck and Heart's Ann Wilson.