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Paul Rodgers

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Within a career that spans many decades, vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Paul Rodgers and his various groups have sold more than 125 million reports all over the world. Most widely known for his expressive vocals on music which have become rock and roll & move staples, like “FINE Today,” “FEEL JUST LIKE Makin’ Like,” “Can’t Obtain Enough,” and “Rock and roll ‘n’ Roll Illusion,” Rodgers continues to be cited by a large number of 1970s and ’80s rock and roll groups and music artists as a significant impact. U.S. groupings like the Dark Crowes and Weapons N’ Roses possess cited Rodgers and his different groups — Totally free, Poor Company, the Company, regulations — as an impact on their designs. Like a vocalist and songwriter, Rodgers got great admiration and respect for the traditional African-American blues and R&B vocalists. Rodgers credits his dad for buying him a acoustic guitar in his youngsters, but he later on trained himself bass and piano aswell. He began composing tracks when he is at his early teenagers, before he previously mastered any device. Rodgers started playing out in night clubs around Middlesborough, in north Britain, when he was 13, acquiring singers like Pole Stewart as his part models. Immediately after he remaining school, he lay out for London inside a van having a music group known as the Roadrunners. The vehicle broke down on the way, and while another members hitchhiked back again north, Rodgers proceeded to go southern to London. Following a small amount of time he came back house to his parents, who have been supportive of his musical efforts. But having noticed the club picture in London, he became driven to return and make his tag there. Time for London, he produced the blues music group Dark brown Sugar, choosing to observe how considerably he could move being a vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist. Within the middle- and past due ’60s, London was amid an enormous blues revival, and Rodgers acquired the opportunity to find out Muddy Waters and a large number of various other American blues music artists perform at London’s Marquee Membership as well as other blues and R&B locations. Viewing Waters live acquired a lasting influence on Rodgers, and his early tests, Dark brown Sugar and Totally free, began as blues rings. Rodgers was dealing with Dark brown Glucose when guitarist Paul Kossoff noticed him sing. Kossoff was therefore impressed with Rodgers’ tone of voice that both decided to develop a brand-new music group, joined up with by Simon Kirke on drums and bassist Andy Fraser. After viewing them on the Nags Mind Pub in Battersea, Britain’s godfather of blues, Alexis Korner, recommended they contact themselves Free of charge. A melody Rodgers co-wrote with Fraser, “FINE Now,” strike number 1 in 20 territories all over the world in 1970. The melody remains a rock and roll staple, having been moved into into ASCAP’s “One Mil” airplay singles golf club. By the first ’70s, Free of charge was among the biggest-selling Uk blues-rock organizations; by enough time the music group dissolved in 1973, that they had accomplished an uncanny degree of superstar achievement: that they had offered a lot more than 20 million albums all over the world and got performed a lot more than 700 market and event concerts. In 1973, Rodgers shaped Poor Company, a prototype “supergroup,” with Ruler Crimson bassist Boz Burrell, Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, and Free of charge drummer Simon Kirke. But this time around, Rodgers learned through the mistakes he’d made out of Totally free; he was established to get bandmates who distributed his musical eyesight — the immediately achievement that Totally free experienced place undue pressures around the personalities within the music group. Rodgers approached Peter Give, Led Zeppelin’s notorious supervisor, who was simply fortuitously beginning Swan Song Information, the group’s vanity label. From the close from the 1970s, Poor Company experienced documented six multi-platinum albums, which spurred traditional blues-rock and rock and roll staples like “Can’t Obtain Plenty of,” “FEEL JUST LIKE Makin’ Like,” “Capturing Celebrity,” and “Rock and roll ‘n’ Roll Dream.” By enough time Poor Company known as it quits, that they had performed to over ten million people all over the world and marketed 30 million albums. Various other features of Rodgers’ profession add a showstopping edition of Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock from the Bay” at Atlantic Information’ 40th wedding anniversary party at Madison Square Backyard in 1988, and his development of a fresh group with Jimmy Web page of Led Zeppelin, the Company, within the mid-’80s. Pursuing that band’s two albums, Rodgers shaped regulations with former Little Encounters/Who drummer Kenny Jones. Because the early ’80s, Rodgers in addition has released several single albums. They consist of Cut Loose (1983) as well as the Morning Following the Night time Before/Northwind (1984), both for Atlantic Information. His 1990s result includes Muddy Drinking water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters (1993, Triumph Information) as well as the Hendrix Arranged, a mini-CD released that same 12 months. Muddy Drinking water Blues was nominated for any Grammy and features visitor shows by Slash, Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, Jeff Beck, Steve Miller, Friend Guy, and Red Floyd’s David Gilmour. Rodgers after that come up with a backing music group offering guitarist Geoff Whitehorn, bassist Jaz Lochrie, and drummer Jim Copley, documenting Paul Rodgers Live (1996) and Paul Rodgers Right now (1997) for the brand new York-based Velvel Information. After a Poor Organization reunion in 1999, Rodgers turned to CMC International, issuing the record Electric powered in 2000. Going for a break from his single career in the center of the 10 years, Rodgers became a member of Brian Might and Roger Taylor within a edition of Queen for a few live shows, among which was noted on 2005’s Come back from the Champions, a dual disc in the Hollywood label. In 2007 Eagle Rock and roll Entertainment released a fresh single record, Reside in Glasgow, extracted from a Oct 13, 2006, concert at Clyde Auditorium in Scotland. Released on both Disc, it highlighted both Poor Company and Totally free material, a few of which Rodgers hadn’t performed in 35 years. Rodgers continuing to execute live with Queen through the finish of 2009. Shortly afterward, he reunited with Poor Company to get a 2010 tour which was noted on two different live releases. Following this, Rodgers considered his single career, launching a assortment of classic soul addresses known as The Royal Periods early in 2014.

Quick Facts


Full Name Paul Rodgers
Profession Music Producer, Singer-songwriter
Nationality Canadian, English, British
Spouse Cynthia Kereluk, Machiko Shimizu
Children Steve Rodgers, Jasmine Rodgers
Awards NME Award for British Male Singer
Music Groups Bad Company, Queen + Paul Rodgers, Free, The Firm, The Law
Music Songs All Right Now, Shooting Star, Feel Like Makin' Love, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy, Ready For Love, Bad Company, Silver, Blue & Gold, Wishing Well, Good Lovin' Gone Bad, Born Under a Bad Sign, If You Needed Somebody, Can't Get Enough, Rock Steady, Seagull, Burnin' Sky, Electric Land, Simple Man, Walk in My Shadow, How About That, This Could Be the One, Little Bit of Love, Holy Water, Standing Around Crying, Honey Child, The Way I Choose, Gone, Gone, Gone, Louisiana Blues, Live for the Music, Soul of Love, Live in Peace, Radioactive, Be My Friend
Albums The Royal Sessions, & Friends Live At Montreux 1994, Live in Glasgow, Electric, Now and Live, Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters, The Hendrix Set, Cut Loose, Run with the Pack, Free Live!, Free, Live at Manchester Apollo 2011, Live at Hammersmith Apollo 2009, Now & Live CD 2: Live (The Loreley Tapes…), Now & Live CD 1: Now, Now, Live: The Loreley Tapes
Movies Queen & Paul Rodgers: Return of the Champions, The Strat Pack, Paul Rodgers: Live in Glasgow, Experience Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix, The Four Tops: 50th Anniversary Concert


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Johnny Starr Story 2017 Short writer: "Shooting Star" completed
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2016 writer: "All Right Now"
Bleed for This 2016 writer: "Rock Steady"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Unforgettable 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Demolition 2015 writer: "Mr. Big Live at Sunderland / 1970"
Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall 2014 TV Movie documentary writer: "All Right Now" - uncredited
The Seven Five 2014 Documentary writer: "Feel Like Makin' Love"
The Flash 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wild 2014/I writer: "Be My Friend" BBC Session/Take One"
Bad Company: The Official Authorised 40th Anniversary Documentary 2014 Documentary performer: "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" / writer: "Bad Company", "All Right Now", "Burning Sky", "Feel Like Making Love", "Shooting Star", "Honey Child", "Rock and Roll Fantasy"
Criminal Minds 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Love Punch 2013 writer: "Come Together in the Morning", "All Right Now"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 9 episodes
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Any Questions for Ben? 2012 writer: "All Right Now"
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Old Dogs 2009/I writer: "All Right Now"
Electric Dreams 2009 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Casal Rock 2009 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Cold Case 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: "Feel Like Makin' Love"
Lymelife 2008 writer: "Feel Like Making Love" - as P. Rodgers / writer: "Shooting Star"
Management 2008 writer: "Feel Like Makin' Love"
Physical Graffiti: A Classic Album Under Review 2008 Video documentary writer: "Bad Company"
Bottle Shock 2008 writer: "Rock Steady"
The Business of Being Born 2008 Documentary writer: "Feel Like Making Love"
Supernatural 2005-2007 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Chuck 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar Amped 2007 Video Game writer: "All Right Now"
Paul Rodgers: Live in Glasgow 2007 Video documentary performer: "I'll Be Creepin'", "The Stealer", "Ride On A Pony", "Radioactive", "Be My Friend", "Warboys", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Bad Company", " I Just Wanna See You Smile", "Louisiana Blues", "Fire And Water", "Wishing Well", "All Right Now", "I'm A Mover", "The Hunter", "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love", "Seagull" / writer: "I'll Be Creepin'", "The Stealer", "Ride On A Pony", "Radioactive", "Be My Friend", "Warboys", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Bad Company", " I Just Wanna See
Heroes 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Queen und Budapest - How We Won the East 2006 TV Movie documentary performer: "Fat Bottomed Girls", "We Are the Champions", "A Kind of Magic", "We Will Rock You", "All Right Now", "The Show Must Go on" - uncredited / writer: "All Right Now" - uncredited
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning 2006 writer: "All Right Now"
The Sopranos 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Life on Mars 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Snow Cake 2006 writer: "Alright Now"
My Name Is Earl 2005-2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wife Swap 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friday Night Lights 2004 writer: "Seagull" - as Paul Bernard Rodgers
Australian Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Malcolm in the Middle 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wonderland 2003 writer: "All Right Now" 1970 - as Paul Rogers / writer: "Shooting Star" 1975
Stuck in the Middle 2003 Video writer: "All Right Now"
Bad Company: In Concert - Merchants of Cool 2002 Video documentary writer: "Burnin' Sky", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Rock Steady", "Seagull", "Deal with the Preacher", "Rock 'N Roll Fantasy", "All Right Now", "Wishing Well", "Bad Company", "Silver, Blue & Gold", "Run with the Pack", "Shooting Star", "Joe Fabulous"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scotland, Pa. 2001 writer: "Bad Company", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Shooting Star", "Rock Steady"
Almost Famous 2000 writer: "Wishing Well"
The '70s 2000 TV Movie writer: "All Right Now" - uncredited
American Beauty 1999 writer: "All Right Now"
Outside Providence 1999 writer: "All Right Now" - as Paul Bernard Rodgers
Stars in Their Eyes 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
G.I. Jane 1997 writer: "Feel Like Makin' Love"
The Ice Storm 1997 writer: "Mr. Big"
The Castle 1997 writer: "All Right Now" 1970 - as Paul Bernard Rodgers
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1997 Documentary writer: "All Right Now"
Jerry Maguire 1996 writer: "Burnin' Sky"
Bordello of Blood 1996 writer: "All Right Now"
Trees Lounge 1996 writer: "THE STEALER"
Now and Then 1995 writer: "All Right Now"
Nothing Personal 1995 writer: "All Right Now"
The Cowboy Way 1994 performer: "On Broadway"
Clerks 1994 writer: "Shooting Star"
Crossing the Bridge 1992 writer: "Bad Company"
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
An American Summer 1990 writer: "All Right Now"
Heavy Metal Heaven 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Arena 1989 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Mull 1989 writer: "All Right Now"
War Party 1988 writer: "All Right Now"
The Karate Kid Part II 1986 performer: "Rock Around the Clock"
Saturday Night Live 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 writer: "ALL RIGHT NOW"
Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mortgage of Sin 1976 writer: "Wild Fire Woman" - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Company: Hard Rock Live 2010 Video musician: piano and guitar
Bad Company: In Concert - Merchants of Cool 2002 Video documentary music arranger

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Company: Hard Rock Live 2010 Video executive producer
Paul Rodgers: Live in Glasgow 2007 Video documentary producer: Ramshackle Music, Ltd.

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Company: In Concert - Merchants of Cool 2002 Video documentary live audio producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Company: The Official Authorised 40th Anniversary Documentary 2014 Documentary Himself
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012 Documentary Himself
How the Brits Rocked America 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
That Metal Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bad Company: Live at Wembley 2011 Himself
Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero 2011 Documentary Himself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2010 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2010 TV Series Himself
Bad Company: Hard Rock Live 2010 Video Himself
Pop Galerie Reloaded 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Keep on Running: 50 Years of Island Records 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Caiga quien caiga - CQC 2008 TV Series Himself
46664: A Concert for Nelson Mandela 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Happy Hour 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
Paul Rodgers: Live in Glasgow 2007 Video documentary Himself
Queen und Budapest - How We Won the East 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Strat Pack 2005 Video Himself
Queen + Paul Rodgers: Return of the Champions 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
From the Heart: The Four Tops 50th Anniversary & Celebration 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Stuck in the Middle 2003 Video Himself (as Free)
Bad Company: In Concert - Merchants of Cool 2002 Video documentary Himself (Vocals, Acoustic Guitars and Keyboards)
Bad Company Live 2000 TV Special Performer
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1997 Documentary Himself (Free)
Woodstock '94 1995 Video documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Himself
Leyendas de la guitarra 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1970-1971 TV Series Himself
Beat-Club 1970 TV Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie Himself

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