Rodgers had met Mott The Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and after jamming together and listening to new songs that Ralphs had penned and songs that Rodgers had penned, Ralphs made the decision to leave Mott and form a new band with Rodgers. Peter Grant called a meeting and the band met beforehand. We agreed to go in and tell them that we were going to be called Bad Company and that was the end of the story. As soon as Peter heard how strongly I felt about the name, he became very supportive and together we turned the record company around. Bad Company was an instant hit worldwide. Because of their association with Grant, a unique opportunity arose for them when it came time to record that classic first album in November Peter told us that if we were quick, we could probably use the studio to lay a couple of tracks down. We steamed in and put the entire album down. Headley Grange was very atmospheric.
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Bad Company enjoyed great success throughout the s. The caption read "beware of bad company". In their second album, Straight Shooter , reached No. Their third album, Run With the Pack , was released in and reached No. This double headline tour was scheduled to commence on 25 April but was halted due to Kossoff's death on 19 March It had two charting singles: "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" at No. By the end of the s, however, the band grew increasingly disenchanted with playing large stadiums. In addition, Peter Grant lost interest in the group and management in general after Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham died on 25 September
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Bassist Andy Fraser had left in disgust the previous year, and there seemed to be little on the horizon for singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke. Yet before the year was out, they would record the first album with a new group that would make them more popular than Free had ever been. He ended up in Brazil for three months. But the itch to hit the drums had not disappeared. A call back home to Rodgers to see if anything was happening led to the discovery that the singer had hitched up with Mick Ralphs, newly departed from his position as guitarist with Mott The Hoople. It took some months before they brought in bassist Boz Burrell to complete the line-up. As the band rehearsed, a sound emerged: loose-limbed, spacious and with a bluesy swagger that made their hard rock sound a little less hard than it really was. Then came the name: either from a Victorian illustration warning of the perils of keeping bad company according to Rodgers , or because the singer had seen a poster advertising the western Bad Company according to Kirke.
I too married for love but there's no emotional energy, support or empathy left for the darling wife. So you stay calm, stay pleasant, and try not to let it eat you alive. This woman is a human being, not a caricature of a TBM. But she probably is more in love with the idea of you, than with you.