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 Paul Kossoff

Paul Kossoff

Birth
Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Death 19 Mar 1976 (aged 25)
USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered on grounds of Golders Green Crematorium, London, England
Memorial ID 6304735 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Hampstead, London, he was a musician best known for being the lead guitarist for the English rock band Free. In April 1968, he paired up with singer Paul Rodgers and formed the band Free. Performing on the transit circuit, they released the albums "Tons of Sobs" (1968) and "Free" (1969). Success came with their third album "Fire and Water" (1970), which spawned the massive hit "Alright Now", featuring Kossoff's progressive guitar work. The band toured playing for sellout crowds in the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan. Following the release of their next album "Highway"(1970), the band split up due to personal pressures. Kossoff went on to be a much in demand session artist contributing guitar solos on several albums during the 1970s. He died on a flight from Los Angeles to New York at age 25. In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him number 51 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time".

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kieran Smith
  • Added: 31 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6304735
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Kossoff (14 Sep 1950–19 Mar 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6304735, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered on grounds of Golders Green Crematorium, London, England.