NEWS

Free Bassist Andy Fraser Dies aged 62

Published 6 years ago on March 18, 2015

By Jonathan Graham

Bassist Andy Fraser, who co-wrote Free's stirring hard rock classic "All Right Now", has died in California aged 62.

Andy had been living in the desert community of Temecula where he was found in his car by a gardener. The cause of death is not yet known and remains under investigation.

Classic Rock Magazine quoted an official statement as saying:

"Andrew McLan Fraser passed away on Monday at his home in California. He leaves behind his daughters Hannah and Jasmine Fraser, and their mother Ri, his sister Gail, brothers Gavin and Alex, and many friends and associates in the industry.

"A survivor of both cancer and AIDS, Andy was a strong social activist and defender of individual human rights."

Aged 15, the London born bassist first became a member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. However, Fraser left within a year to become a founding member of Free.

Fronted by singer and guitarist Paul Rodgers, Andy recorded and toured between 1968 and 1973 and produced two top 10 UK hits, one of which was the renowned rock classic.

Andy Fraser Free Bassist Interview - Guitar Interactive Magazine | Issue 14

 

 

 

 


YOU MAY LIKE

NAMM 2021: BOSS Presents Johnny Marr with Lifetime Achievement Award
NAMM 2021: Kirk Douglas Gibson SG Signature Available Worldwide Now
NAMM 2021: PRS LAUNCH SILVER SKY 1,000 PIECE LIMITED EDITION
NAMM 2021: Tech 21 Announces the SansAmp Classic is Back for 2021
Top magnifiercross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram