Take two parts Free, one part Mott the Hoople, and one part King Crimson and what do you get? BAD COMPANY! This great combination came together in 1973 and the result was some iconic music that stands to this day.
Paul Rodgers (vocals), Simon Kirke (drums), Mick Ralphs (guitars), and Boz Burrell (bass) are the elements of Bad Company.
This power house gave us such phenominal songs as “Bad Company”, “Can’t Get Enough”, “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”, “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, and “Shooting Star”.
Alas 1982 brought the disbanding of the original band.
In 1986 Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke hired ex-Ted Nugent vocalist Brian Howe, Steve Price (bass), and Greg Dechert ex-Uriah Heep (keyboards).
1995 brought about further changes, Brian Howe left the band and was replaced by ex-Distance vocalist Robert Hart.
1998 brought the original band back together to record four new songs, a short tour and again, inactivity until 2005.
Sadly, Boz Burrell passed away in 2006.
The band now consisting of Simon, Mick, and Paul with touring support from Lynn Sorensen (bass), and Howard Leese ( guitars, keyboards, backing vocals) does periodic shows.
Bad Company will always be one of my formative bands and forever in my ears and my heart. They will always be the Merchants of Cool: