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  • Bass Transcription: Andy Fraser’s Bass Line on “Mr. Big” by Free

    Bass Transcription: Andy Fraser’s Bass Line on “Mr. Big” by Free

    Free was formed in 1968 in London, and they followed in the footsteps of bands such as Cream and Fleetwood Mac, who grew out of the British Blues Explosion of the mid-sixties. By moving away from some of the restrictions of the genre, Free (alongside Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple), helped to define... »

  • In Memoriam: Andy Fraser

    In Memoriam: Andy Fraser

    Andy Fraser, bassist and founding member of the ’60s rock band Free, has passed away at 62. Although a cause of death has not been released, Fraser had recently been battling AIDS and cancer. Fraser was born in London in 1952 and began music studies on piano at the tender age of five. He switched... »

  • Andy Fraser’s Bass Added to Rock Hall of Fame

    Andy Fraser of the groundbreaking ’60s and ’70s band Free will have one of his basses put on exhibit in Cleveland, Ohio’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fraser, who was a founding member of Free, was also the co-writer of their biggest hit, “All Right Now.” The bass is a “one of a kind”... »