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A few of the Birthday Greetings to Paul Rodgers
Have a wonderful fabulous stupendous birthday Paul.....your a Sagitarius like my hubby..we met you back in 2001 in Chicago...after show at Tweeter Center...remember... ha ha..I had long blond hair back then.... .we both have been fans of you since the 1970's Free is my all time favorite band...you stand alone and ARE THE rock singer of all time..may your life be long and happy with your beautiful wife....from Shelley and Tom fro New York....WE LOVE YOU....!!!!!!!!I also want to say thank you to Paul and Cynthia for the work they do with rescued animals....we have many ourselves...."blessed are they that are kind to animals for they shall find kindness in return.".. Michele Klukiewiz
"Hope you had a great day surrounded with love. Seen you many times, met you once at Chichester charity gig.....how honoured I was. The greatest rock/blues singer ever. Keep making the beautiful sounds"Stephen Edwards
"Happy birthday, Paul!!! Love and good wishes to you and your family from Merit (13) & Mary in Los Angeles. We're a 3 generation Paul and Cynthia family - we love you guys! Thank you for all you do!
Mellissa Mary Abshire
Happy Birthday Paul♡ You are the best singer of all time! Pls come to Japan for some shows! Yoko Sano
" Happy Birthday Paul! Wishing you health & A Happy New Year! Luv, Debbie & Denise
"Happy birthday to the uks finest rock/ blues / soul voice . You are a legend man ! Thanks for the music . Keep on keeping on ! Big love !" Robin Bibi
"Happy birthday Paul Rodgers. A huge inspiration and the greatest vocalist in the world. Keep On Rockin'. Ben x
"Happy Birthday to a fabulous singer, songwriter, musician and just a wonderful soul to be around It's your time to shine, Paul." Brenda Murti
"Happy Birthday Paul from one Sagittarius to another! I hope your day is spent with friends and loved ones. Thank you for the best concert I've seen in years and all the great memories your songs keep bringing back. Looking forward to the new stuff in 2014!!! Karen Nevins
Happy Birthday, Paul! There are no words to thank you for sharing your gift with us, the happiness you bring us. Most of us here have followed you your entire career. I'd say you've made a pretty big impact, lol. We don't get to thank the lovely and Gracious Cynthia nearly enough, so please share with her how much we love and appreciate both of you. Looking forward to your 2014 schedule! Tammy TcAdory
' Born with a gift from God, Thank you for making so many people very happy with your voice, looking forward to 2014 The Royal Sessions' (Doug Stevens UK)
Happy Birthday to you, The Voice! Very best wishes from Russia! Sasha Krivonshein
Exclusive Stream /Rolling Stone - Bad Co. Founder Paul Rodgers' New Album "The Royal Sessions"
On his new studio album, The Royal Sessions, rock legend Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company) pays tribute to the iconic soul music of Memphis, Tennessee. The LP, recorded at Willie Mitchell's revered Royal Studios, finds Rodgers tackling classics from artists like Otis Redding, Albert King and Sam Cooke. Using a roster of veteran session players (including organist Reverend Charles Hodges, guitarist Michael Stoll and the Royal Horns), Rodgers aimed for an authentic live feel, even recording all the basic tracks live onto analog tape.
The Royal Sessions will be released on 429 Records on February 4th, 2014. In the meantime, check out an exclusive stream of "I've Been Loving You Too Long," which finds Rodgers interpreting a Redding gem. On the track, Rodgers stretches his voice to its breaking point, soulfully wailing over a sparse rhythm section waltz and bursts of brass.
"I had been playing in groups since I was 13 or 14, and suddenly Otis' band became my ideal band," Rodgers tells Rolling Stone. "They played from a deeper place. The one thing I loved about blues and soul was the way they taught the world how to express such deep feelings. I was brought up in a fairly emotionally repressed kind of society in Northeast England where one didn't express emotions and was expected to keep a stiff upper lip. But I felt that the part of me that was born to be a singer needed to share these kinds of emotions, and through Otis, I found a much-yearned-for outlet for this."
The Royal Sessions is available for pre-order at Amazon.
Paul Rodgers shows 2013 rescheduled.