June 1970 – All Right Now

June 1970 – a song popular in this month – All Right Now by Free

In the CD Molton Gold – An Anthology, Free drummer Tom Mautner explains: “‘All Right Now’ was created after a bad gig in Durham, England.

Interesting facts about All Right Now & Free –

This is the first hit song with vocals by Paul Rodgers. He later joined Bad Company and also played with The Firm and Queen.

The song is about a guy who picks up a girl on the street and takes her home for sex.

The song has soundtracked numerous commercials in the UK, most famously in 1990 when it featured in a TV ad for Wrigley’s chewing gum, which generated enough interest to return the tune to the UK charts. “I can’t keep track of where it’s turned up,” Paul Rodgers ruefully told The Independent April 7, 2010.

The song has been covered by many bands and artists including Mike Oldfield, Rod Stewart, Christina Aguilera, the Runaways and, ex-Wham! backing singers Pepsi & Shirlie.

This topped a 2010 online fan poll by UK radio station Planet Rock for the “Greatest Rock Singles.”

This information was provided by Songfacts.com

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