ON THIS DAY… 01 SEP 1974

I PLAYED THE AUSTIN ENCORE FESTIVAL WITH BAD COMPANY

Bad Company were a newly signed band on the Swansong Label. Peter Grant and I went to see them at the Austin Pop Festival and I duly got up and had a play. I became quite pally with the members of Bad Company and in fact, teamed up with the legendary Paul Rogers to make some music in the 80’s.

1 September 1974

1 September 1974

15 JUN 1974
Bad Company’s eponymous album was released

Today in 1974 saw the release of the first signing Bad Company’s eponymous album on Swan Song; Led Zeppelin and Peter Grant’s label, a subsidiary of Atlantic.

Can’t Get Enough by Bad Company

15 JUN 1974

Bad Company’s eponymous album was released

Today in 1974 saw the release of the first signing Bad Company’s eponymous album on Swan Song; Led Zeppelin and Peter Grant’s label, a subsidiary of Atlantic.

Can’t Get Enough by Bad Company

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15 JUN 1974

Bad Company’s eponymous album was released

Today in 1974 saw the release of the first signing Bad Company’s eponymous album on Swan Song; Led Zeppelin and Peter Grant’s label, a subsidiary of Atlantic.

Can’t Get Enough by Bad Company

15 June 1974

15 June 1974

I ATTENDED THE SWAN SONG LAUNCH PARTY IN NEW YORK

On this day in 1974, I attended the Swan Song launch party at the Four Seasons hotel in New York. Peter Grant had formed Swan Song as the band’s record label and we had a launch in London, New York and L.A. Here in New York was some of the cast: Led Zeppelin members, Maggie Bell, Peter Grant and, of course, Ahmet Ertegun. Besides Led Zeppelin releases on the label were Bad Company, Detective, Pretty Things, Maggie Bell, Dave Edmunds, Sad Café and Death Wish II, by yours truly.

The music featured is Grim Reaper and Recognition, both from the debut album by Detective. I think that this and Recognition are interesting tracks. Featuring Michael Des Barres on vocals, John Hyde on drums and ex-Steppenwolf Michael Monarch on guitar. This album was released in 1977.

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I ATTENDED THE SWAN SONG LAUNCH PARTY IN NEW YORK

On this day in 1974, I attended the Swan Song launch party at the Four Seasons hotel in New York. Peter Grant had formed Swan Song as the band’s record label and we had a launch in London, New York and L.A. Here in New York was some of the cast: Led Zeppelin members, Maggie Bell, Peter Grant and, of course, Ahmet Ertegun. Besides Led Zeppelin releases on the label were Bad Company, Detective, Pretty Things, Maggie Bell, Dave Edmunds, Sad Café and Death Wish II, by yours truly.

The music featured is Grim Reaper and Recognition, both from the debut album by Detective. I think that this and Recognition are interesting tracks. Featuring Michael Des Barres on vocals, John Hyde on drums and ex-Steppenwolf Michael Monarch on guitar. This album was released in 1977.

7 May 1974

7 May 1974

ON THIS DAY 11 APRIL 2010

I SAW BAD CO AT WEMBLEY

On this day in 2010, I saw Bad Company at Wembley and I went with original drummer Simon Kirk and guitarist Mick Ralphs. It was really good to hear those guys going through their paces and Paul Rodgers’ performance was high class. He hasn’t lost his magic.

11 April 2010

11 April 2010

11 FEB 1985
'THE FIRM' BY THE FIRM WAS RELEASED

After teaming up for the historic ARMS tour in the US, Paul Rodgers and I decided to make some music together and here was the first LP from that collaboration. The self-titled ‘The Firm’, was recorded at The Sol Studios. Paul Rodgers, (formerly of Free and Bad Company) on vocals and guitar, (ex-Roy Harper) Tony Franklin on bass and hair and Chris Slade (future drummer for AC/DC).

AUDIO: Closer (The Firm - rehearsal)

This music source is from a Firm rehearsal pre-the album and Paul Rodgers’ vocals are remarkable.

11 FEB 1985

'THE FIRM' BY THE FIRM WAS RELEASED

After teaming up for the historic ARMS tour in the US, Paul Rodgers and I decided to make some music together and here was the first LP from that collaboration. The self-titled ‘The Firm’, was recorded at The Sol Studios. Paul Rodgers, (formerly of Free and Bad Company) on vocals and guitar, (ex-Roy Harper) Tony Franklin on bass and hair and Chris Slade (future drummer for AC/DC).

AUDIO: Closer (The Firm - rehearsal)

This music source is from a Firm rehearsal pre-the album and Paul Rodgers’ vocals are remarkable.

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11 FEB 1985

'THE FIRM' BY THE FIRM WAS RELEASED

After teaming up for the historic ARMS tour in the US, Paul Rodgers and I decided to make some music together and here was the first LP from that collaboration. The self-titled ‘The Firm’, was recorded at The Sol Studios. Paul Rodgers, (formerly of Free and Bad Company) on vocals and guitar, (ex-Roy Harper) Tony Franklin on bass and hair and Chris Slade (future drummer for AC/DC).

AUDIO: Closer (The Firm - rehearsal)

This music source is from a Firm rehearsal pre-the album and Paul Rodgers’ vocals are remarkable.

11 February 1985

11 February 1985

ON THIS DAY… 01 SEP 1974

I PLAYED THE AUSTIN ENCORE FESTIVAL WITH BAD COMPANY

Bad Company were a newly signed band on the Swansong Label. Peter Grant and I went to see them at the Austin Pop Festival and I duly got up and had a play. I became quite pally with the members of Bad Company and in fact, teamed up with the legendary Paul Rogers to make some music in the 80’s.

1 September 1974

1 September 1974