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Andrew McLan "Andy" Fraser (3 July 1952 – 16 March 2015) was an English songwriter and bass guitarist whose career lasted over forty years and includes a notable period as one of the founding members of the rock band Free in 1968, at age 15.

Andy Fraser
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From left to right: Stevie Winwood, Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff (1970)
Background information
Birth nameAndrew McLan Fraser
Born(1952-07-03)3 July 1952
Paddington, London, England
Died16 March 2015(2015-03-16) (aged 62)
Temecula, California, United States
GenresHard rock, blues-rock
OccupationsMusician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsBass, guitar, piano, vocals
Years active1968–2015
Associated actsFree, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Sharks
Notable instruments
Gibson EB-3

Fraser died on 16 March 2015 at his home in California.[1] He had been battling Cancer and AIDS. The cause of his death is under investigation. Fraser is survived by his daughters Hannah and Jasmine Fraser.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Free bassist Andy Fraser dead at 62". Classic Rock. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  2. "Free bassist Andy Fraser dies at 62". BBC News. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.

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