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    Simon Kirke

    Drummer: Simon Kirke
    Main Style: Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Blues
    Main Band: Free, Bad Company
    Brief Summary: Simon Kirke, born July 28th 1949, Lambeth, South London, England, is an English rock drummer best known as a member of Free and Bad Company. The four years Free were together, they had an enormous influence on many bands on both sides of the Atlantic. Their biggest hit "All Right Now", a number one hit in more than 20 territories and recognised by ASCAP in 1990 for more than 1,000,000 radio plays in the US by late 1989. After the disbanding of Free in 1973, Simon and Paul Rodgers again teamed up to form Bad Company. They were joined by guitarist Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople) and bassist Boz Burrell (King Crimson).

    Other Facts: In 1980 Kirke played drums alongside Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham for their two song encore in Munich.

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    Classic Video of Free in action:

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    Music that just makes you feel good!

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    He's sorta a"Ringo" of blues rock, IMO.

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    Every, but every drummer learning to play classic rock should at least learn to play Free's "Alright Now".
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    First thing that comes to mind..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    First thing that comes to mind..
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    Have to give some love to Running with the pack LP.

    Silver Blue and Gold is a great song
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    I think he is very underrated. A truly solid rock drummer. One of my influences.

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    Bad Co. and Free would have been a lot different without Simon. He had a great feel in his playing. I loved the placement of his kick within the beat. I used to play along with much of Bad Co.'s 1st album in the 70's and 80's.

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    Very often overlooked...and that's too bad.

    Love Simon's playing. Simple and tasteful.

    Back in the early '80s in my full time gigging days, I always looked forward to our Bad Company covers, especially Good Loving Gone Bad. What a great tune!

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    Wish there was some Bad Company stuff isolated

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    Quote Originally Posted by slinky View Post
    Wish there was some Bad Company stuff isolated

    Maybe it's the way it was recorded but his kick foot sounds really weak.

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    No disrespect towards Simon but listening to stuff like this proves the fact that some guys just got lucky with their drumming

    I like it though.. it's real
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    Saw a clip of him recently playing guitar. Rather talented.

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