Andy Fraser ~1952-2015~
Just heard that Andy Fraser, formerly of Free, passed away yesterday at age 62. He’s been dealing with both Aids and cancer in recent years, and now the struggle is over. I'm saddened to hear this.
I’ve listened to Free for years, I discovered them after seeing Queen + Paul Rodgers in 2005, when I began looking into Paul Rodgers’ previous bands. I loved Free’s bluesy style, and they were just teenagers when they started out in 1968. Andy Fraser was only 15 when he joined Free, and had before that been bass player in John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers.
After Free he formed Sharks and did some solo work, and has in recent years been involved in the project Rock Against Trafficking.
The world has lost a great bass player. Gone but never forgotten, Andy. It’s all right now.