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  Paul Kossoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Paul Kossoff (September 14 1950 - March 19 1976) was a British (The people of Great Britain) rock (Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust) guitarist (A musician who plays the guitar).
In April 1968 Kossoff and Kirke teamed up with Paul Rodgers (additional info and facts about Paul Rodgers) (vocals (additional info and facts about vocals)) and Andy Fraser (bass (The member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments)) to form Free (People who are free).
His stage review of Paul's addiction, which he toured in the late '70s (The cardinal number that is the product of ten and seven) and early '80s (The cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight), was both poignant and heartbreaking.
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 Paul Kossoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul Kossoff (September 14, 1950 - March 19, 1976) was a British rock guitarist well-known and respected for his restrained yet intensely emotive playing style.
He was the son of Jewish actor, David Kossoff, who spent the remainder of his life campaigning against drugs.
His stage revue of Paul's addiction, which he toured in the late '70s and early '80s, was both poignant and heartbreaking.
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 Encyclopedia: Paul Kossoff
Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers (photo: Lucy Piller) Free was a RandB-style rock band which formed in London in 1968 best known for their popular song All Right Now.
Paul Rodgers (2005) Paul Rodgers was born on December 17, 1949 in Middlesbrough, England.
Paul Kossoff died of a heart attack on a plane enroute to London in '76.
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 Rock Ahead - CD Album review - Paul Kossoff - The Best Of - Free and Back Street Crawler guitarist retrospective ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
That Paul, died so young is doubly tragic not only for his family and friends but also for the many musicians who have tried unsuccessfully to emulate the great man's playing in the ensuing twenty-seven years.
Amazingly Paul's sound and tone are well in evidence on this track from 1968 and to think that Paul at this time was just about eighteen almost beggars belief that a talent so big and confident should be bursting out of someone so young.
The Best Of Paul Kossoff really is that rarity in the world of compilation albums A true best of and a fine testament to one of the finest rock guitarists who ever lived and as a testimony I doubt that I could say anything else that is more fitting.
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 CMT.com : Paul Kossoff : Biography
Kossoff was born in London, England, on September 14, 1950, and early on studied classical guitar (before giving up on the instrument by his teenaged years).
Kossoff and Kirke set out to form another group, hooking up with vocalist Paul Rodgers and bassist Andy Fraser, the quartet decided to go by the name Free (which was supposedly christened by British blues icon Alexis Korner).
Undeterred, Kossoff continued on his destructive path and on March 19, 1976, Kossoff died from a drug-induced heart attack while on a plane flight from Los Angeles to New York at the age of 25.
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 Paul Kossoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Paul Kossoff (September 14, 1950 - March 19, 1976) was aBritish rock guitarist.
Kossoff played lead guitar in the successful 1970s group, Free, but died of drug-related illness at the height of their fame.
He was theson of Jewish actor, David Kossoff, who spent the remainderof his life campaigning against drugs.
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 Paul Kossoff - Best Of: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the early '70s, Paul Kossoff [+] was a much-heralded young guitarist from a much-heralded young rock band called Free [+].
His ability to do the work of two guitarists -- Free [+], for the most part, was a barebones guitar/bass/drums/singer outfit -- was one of his greatest strengths and, despite a good deal of studio dubbing, you can hear it in places on this album.
The material from Kossoff's solo disc, Back Street Crawler [+], and the band of the same name which he subsequently assembled, is not to be sniffed at either.
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 Paul Kossoff - Shadowed By Greatness (Part 1) by Will Tobin
Although this song was written well before the death of guitarist Paul Kossoff of Free, it was written at a time when Free and Kossoff were at an all time low.
Paul Kossoff, born on September 14, 1950, in North London, was coached in his early years as a classical guitarist, but at an Eric Clapton show in 1965 he found his destiny...
Kossoff's spirits were low, but they were brought back up when he met Eric Clapton, who seeked advice on a vibrato technique.
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The son of English actor David Kossoff, Paul was an inventive, impassioned guitar player who was initially a member of Black Cat Bones, a nascent late-60s blues band which included drummer Simon Kirke.
In 1968, both musicians became founder members of Free and later worked together in Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu And Rabbit, a spin-off project which completed a lone album in 1971 during a hiatus in the parent group's career.
Free was reconstituted in 1972, but Kossoff's tenure during this second phase was blighted by recurring drug and related health problems.
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 Andy Fraser :: Official Website - singer, songwriter, bass player, musician, free   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Despite their youth, Kirke and Kossoff were seasoned musicians with a strong and growing reputation among the London blues scene.
Kirke and Kossoff were immediately impressed with Rodger's expressive voice and charismatic style, and recruited him for their group.
Kossoff and Kirke were active as well, recruiting John RABBIT BUNDRICK (later of the WHO) on keyboards and bassist Tetsu Yamauchi (later to join the Face) for an album known simply as KOSSOFF, KIRKE, TETSU, RABBIT.
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 Black Cat Bones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The departing drummer was a close friend of Paul Kossoff's and he was present at the auditions.
I declined but Paul was definitely into it and was planning to return to Cambridge on his own.
Paul came around to see me and I told him that he'd be the next.
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 FREED - The Tribute to Free, The Paul Kossoff Fund Charity event 2004- The Marine Theatre Lyme Regis
This was, of course, the 28th anniversary of Paul Kossoff's death and the proceeds from the gig featuring both the boys and Jimi Hendrix triubte act Purple Haze were going to The Paul Kossoff Fund, started 23 years ago by Paul's actor-broadcaster father David.
After an entertaining, high-energy hour from Purple Haze, David Kossoff addressed the packed theatre - he must have played at many similar venues when taking his one-man shows around the UK - and he was was the epitome of charm, eloquence, deceny with just an understandable undercurrent of sadness.
With some standout numbers to showcase his Kossoff style, grace and power "Mr Big, "All Right Now" and "The Hunter" got the Buckton treatment and I have to say that I've not enjoyed an interpretation of Kossoff and Free's material as much since I saw the real thing more than 30 years ago.
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 Vintage Guitar® magazine : Artist Pages
The singer, Paul Rodgers, agreed and the two jammed on several tunes including T-Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday” and Memphis Slim’s “Everyday I Have the Blues.” Both Pauls later said they were instantly drawn to the others’ musicality.
Shortly after this encounter, Clapton gave Koss another prized ’59 sunburst Les Paul in exchange for Koss’s fl Les Paul Custom (the ’burst is believed to be the guitar now owned by Rodgers and is in process of being donated to The Paul Kossoff Foundation, a charity run by Kossoff’s father).
Paul Kossoff at his last gig with Free, 1972.
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 Paul Kossoff (Knights In Blue Denim)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Yet his work was never lax; rather it was pithily dramatic, highlighted by shimmering high notes and the most exaggerated and distinctive tremolo coaxed from a guitar this side of Quicksilver's John Cipollina.
Kossoff's tremolo, even in its most aggressive guises, was a sadder sound - a true "tremble-o".
Kossoff in his turn issued solo album "Back Street Crawler" in Nov.
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 Andy Fraser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Paul Kossoff resurfaced in 1974 with Back Street Crawler, and the band released two albums that promised a return to form before his untimely death in March of 1976.
Paul McCartney was a very strong influence, and of course a lot of the Motown/Stax soul players.
Paul Rodgers said in 2000 “For all that we did and all we went through together, it’s unfortunate that we don’t connect anymore.
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 Paul Kossoff
Free/Back Street Crawler guitarist Paul Kossoff was one such casualty.
Both Kirke and Kossoff decided to stay together, forming the short-lived Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu and Rabbit, along with bassist Tetsu Yamauchi and keyboardist John "Rabbit" Bundrick, issuing a lone self-titled release the same year.
The late '90s saw a renewed interest in Kossoff and another career retrospective was issued, 1997's 14-track Blue Blue Soul, as well as five-disc Free box set Songs of Yesterday, and a Free biography entitled Heavy Load - The Story of Free.
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 Paul Kossoff
Born in London, England on September 14, 1950, Paul had studied classical guitar for six years but had pretty much stopped playing by the time he was a teenager.
By the winter of 1965, as the British blues revival was peaking, Paul happened to catch Eric Clapton with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers at The Refectory in north London.
To facilitate his aggressive attack, Kossoff utilized heavy picks and heavy strings for maximum tone, and developed the slow and quick vibrato that would one day become his trademark.
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 PAUL KOSSOFF Discography
PAUL KOSSOFF Blue Soul (1986 UK 17-track compilation double vinyl LP retrospective of Paul's short, but eventful career.
PAUL KOSSOFF Koss (1983 Japanese SMS label 16-track promo sample 2-LP vinyl set compiling solo recordings and tracks by Free and The Amazing Blondel, housed in a colour gatefold sleeve with integral biography/credits booklet, plus 4-page lyric in sert and obi-strip!
PAUL KOSSOFF Kossoff Kirke Tetsu Rabbit (US issue of the 1972 10-track vinyl LP.
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 Back Street Crawler (Paul Kossoff)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The crown jewel on this one is "Molten Gold." Although it's a track on Paul's solo album, it's played by all members of Free.
One of the 60's oft forgotten guitar gurus, Kossoff was considered by many of his peers to be at the top of his game during this period.
In a just world Kossoff would be mentioned in the same breath as 'Clapton' or 'Hendrix' but sadly the majority of folks who know his craft are only aware of his contributions in Free and "Allright Now" the single they're most remembered for.
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 Rock Ahead: CD Album: Free - Songs Of Yesterday - 5 CD Boxed Set   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
However, as a group it is frighteningly obvious early on in their career just how tight and complete a unit they were.
In Paul Rodgers and Andy Fraser you have a songwriting team capable of writing not only classy rock/blues songs, but excellent pop songs.
Add to the mix Paul Rodgers' voice, which even today still sends shivers down the spine and Andy Frasers' distinctive sounding bass style, a world class guitarist in the late Paul Kossoff, and all that underpinned by the no-frills drumming of Simon Kirke who was always on the money.
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 Music / Paul Kossoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Paul Kossoff lived the blues.He was small in stature but he had the heart of a lion (and looked like one with that ferocious mane of his) To me he was Britains version of Albert King....
While the recording is a little rough around the edges, it really is what Paul Kossoff was all about.
Paul Kossoff is my favorite guitarist because of his deep emotional soulfull playing!
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 Today in Entertainment History - Aug. 23   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 1975, former Free guitarist Paul Kossoff's heart stopped beating for 35 minutes in a London hospital as a result of a blood clot.
Kossoff survived that episode but died in his sleep the following March.
Country fiddler-singer Woody Paul of Riders in the Sky is 56.
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Paul Kossoff - Live At Croydon Fairfield Halls - Front
Paul Kossoff Kirke Tetsu Rabbit - Kossoff Kirke Tetsu Rabbit - Back
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