Andy Fraser, former member of the rock band FREE, dies at age 62
Mctrax International announced today that one of the music industry's most beloved musicians Andy Fraser has passed away on Monday March 16, 2015, at his home in California.
By: McTrax International
Fraser has enjoyed phenomenal international success throughout the span of his career. He was honored by BMI's 4 Million Play Club for writing the monster rock anthem "All Right Now," and was the songwriter for Robert Palmer's mega-hit "Every Kind Of People". In addition, he had written and composed for artists including; Rod Stewart, Chaka Khan, Paul Young, Joe Cocker, Paul Carrack, Wilson Pickett, Three Dog Night, Bob Seger, Randy Crawford, Etta James, Frankie Miller, and Ted Nugent.
Post Free, he was very active as CEO of his record label/multi-
Andy was currently working on a multitude of projects including the Summer release of “Standing At Your Window”, which he co-wrote with Frankie Miller, planning a UK/European Tour that included the Sweden Rock Festival, scheduling the release of his autobiography, and the release of “Tears of a Mermaid” a film he was co-producing with his daughters Hannah and Jasmine Fraser.
His daughter Jasmine said of him, “Andy was such a passionate musician, such a good man, such an unconditional support to me as a father. He fought long and hard through a lot of pain to survive cancer and AIDS so that he could share his music, and it was because he held on through those hard times that I was able to later know and love him. He was up early doing 4 hours of exercise every morning to keep his body healthy to keep going. He had a burning desire to do good in this world, and he single-mindedly dedicated himself to promoting the causes which he believed in. I will miss is boyish and irreverent sense of humor, his endless optimism, and the way he could sum up everything that needed to be said in one perfect line. The last thing he sent to me was the track 'Standing at Your Window'…. "
More official information about his passing will be released in the following days.
About Mctrax International
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