Free bassist Andy Fraser, ‘All Right Now’ co-writer, dies

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rousing rock anthem “All Right Now” when he was the teenage bassist for the British rock band Free, has died in California at age 62.

Fraser was living in Temecula. The Riverside County coroner says he died Monday of causes that aren’t yet known.

At age 15, Fraser briefly became a member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. The group functioned as a training ground for young British rockers including Eric Clapton.

Within a year, Fraser became a founding member of Free. The band’s most prominent member was singer and guitarist Paul Rodgers, who would also go on to front Bad Company.

The band’s biggest hit by far was 1970’s “All Right Now,” which remains a staple of classic-rock radio.