Still All Right Now
Paul Rodgers turns 62 this Saturday. Born on December 17, 1949 in Middlebrough, England, “The Voice” ranked #55 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and he’s still got the power in those vocal chords to continue to belt out the songs we know so well.
Rodgers has rocked with Free, Bad company, The Firm, The Law, as a solo artist, and with Queen. His commanding vocals have scaled the heights of soaring rock anthems as well as gotten down and dirty with the blues, and they’re immediately recognizable to anyone even remotely familiar with classic rock.
In an article in the September 2011 issue of Guitar World, Brad Tolinski writes that, after seeing him perform in New Jersey last September, “At the age of 60-plus, all the notes of his rich baritone were completely intact and soulful rockers like “All Right Now”, “Bad Company”, and “Burnin’ Sky” were delivered with the same confidence and intensity as they were in the Seventies.”
Not every vocalist his age can still hit those notes with such power and confidence, but Paul Rodgers remains as he always has been: a gifted and inspired singer who can still rock with the best of them.