Free at Last

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Free At Last was a short-lived band project around the blues musician Alexis Korner in the late 1960s.


After Korner dissolved Blues Incorporated in 1967 , he soon formed the band Free At Last along with former drummer for John Mayall 's Bluesbreakers , Hughie Flint , and Binky McKenzie on bass. Together the trio only released one single, Rosie / Rock Me .

According to Alexis Korner's "Roots Chart" in the album "Bootleg Him", this formation also included: Marsha Hunt, Victor Brox , Cliff Barton and Gerry Conway.

Soon after, Binkie McKenzie was sentenced to a long prison term for murder, and Korner broke up the band. Hughie Flint then founded the band McGuinness Flint together with guitarist Tom McGuinness . Alexis Korner founded the band New Church in 1968 together with the former guitarist of the Danish blues band Beefeaters , Peter Thorup , which existed only for a short time, but released at least one album.

Alexis Korner gave the band Free its name based on this project. The bassist and co-founder of Free, Andy Fraser , met Korner's daughter Sappho at Hammersmith's College of Further Education and, as a child of divorce, accepted Korner more as a father figure than his biological father.


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