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Bad Company Formation

On January 18, 1973, "Bad Company" - one of the most esteemed and interesting lineups in Classic Rock, was formed.

(Photo: Jim Summaria)

It's a supergroup that includes singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke who came from the band "Free", guitarist and singer Mick Ralphs from "Mott the Hoople" and bassist and singer Boz Burrell from "King Crimson".

This amazing supergroup was a huge success throughout the 1970s. The band's first three albums, "Bad Company" (1974), "Straight Shooter" (1975) and "Run with the Pack" (1976), reached the top five in the album chart, both in the UK and US.

The band has produced memorable anthems during its career such as "Bad Company", "Can't Get Enough", "Good Lovin' Gone Bad", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Ready for Love", "Shooting Star" and "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy".

In the early '80s, the band took time-of during which Rodgers joined another supergroup - "The Firm" along with Jimmy Page. Paul Rodgers will later join "Queen" and release one studio album and several live albums.

In 1995 the four members of the original "Bad Company" met during the funeral of their manager Peter Grant, who was also "Led Zeppelin" manager. This meeting was the trigger for the band's reunion, which during the 2000s went on a number of successful tours and released live albums and videos.

In honor of the event, we compiled a special playlist of the best songs from the band and of leading lineups of the band members: Click Here.

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