English rock band Free bassist Andy Fraser has died at the age of 62 at his home in California. A cause of death was not directly declared, but Fraser had been fighting cancer and AIDS, Ultimate Classic Rock reports.
At age 15, the London-born Andy shortly became a member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. The group functioned as a training ground for young British rockers including Eric Clapton and Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor.
Fraser became a founding member of Free within a year. The band’s most outstanding member was singer and guitarist Paul Rodgers, who would also go on to front Bad Company and The Firm.
Fraser’s most famous compositions remain “All Right Now”, with “Every Kinda People”, which Robert Palmer recorded in 1978 for his Double Fun album.