Paul Rodgers

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Paul Rodgers (born 17 December 1949) is a British-Canadian singer, songwriter and musician. He was the lead vocalist of numerous rock bands, including Free, Bad Company, the Firm, and the Law. He has also performed as a solo artist, and collaborated with the remaining active members of Queen under the moniker Queen + Paul Rodgers.[1][2] A poll in Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 55 on its list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".[3] In 2011 Rodgers received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.[4]

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Paul Rodgers
Rodgers performing with Queen in 2005
Rodgers performing with Queen in 2005
Background information
Birth namePaul Bernard Rodgers
Born (1949-12-17) 17 December 1949 (age 73)
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
OriginLondon, England
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active1968–present
Member of
Formerly of
Machiko Shimizu
(m. 1971; div. 1996)

(m. 2007)

Rodgers has been cited as a significant influence on various rock singers. In 1991, John Mellencamp called Rodgers "the best rock singer ever".[5] Freddie Mercury in particular liked Rodgers and his aggressive style.[3]