This Day In Rock. PAUL RODGERS
Paul Bernard Rodgers was born on 17 December 1949 in Middlesborough, England.
Singer, songwriter and musician Paul Rodgers is best known for his success in the 1960s and 1970s as vocalist of FREE and BAD COMPANY.
He now lives in Canada as a naturalized Canadian citizen. After stints in two less successful bands in the 1980s and early 1990s, the FIRM (with Jimmy Page) and the LAW, he became a solo artist.
He has more recently toured and recorded with Queen.
Rodgers has been dubbed "The Voice" by his fans. A poll in Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 55 on its list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". In 2011 Rodgers received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.