- (This page concerns the hard rock band. For the Drum And Bass act of the same name, see Bad Company(2)).
Bad Company is an English hard rock supergroup formed in Westminster, London, in 1973 by two former Free band members—singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke— as well as Mott The Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. Peter Grant, who managed the rock band Led Zeppelin, also managed Bad Company until 1982. Bad Company enjoyed great success throughout the 1970s. Their first three albums, Bad Company (1974), Straight Shooter (1975), and Run With the Pack (1976), reached the top five in the album charts in both the UK and US.
Links To Peel
Peel followed the band's formation after the singer's previous group, Free, disbanded in 1973, which was one of the groups that he would often play on his shows. He continued playing some of Bad Company's songs on his programmes, but by the time punk arrived and the end of the 70's occurred, Peel rarely played any of the band's material.
After Peel's death, it was discovered that he had six albums of Bad Company from the 70's in his Record Collection: B.
- 02 May 1974: Can't Get Enough (7") Island
- 10 March 1975: Good Lovin' Gone Bad (album - Straight Shooter) Island
- 10 April 1975: Deal With The Preacher (LP - Straight Shooter) Island
- 26 May 1975: Can’t Get Enough (single) Swan Song
- 01 February 1979 (Paul Gambaccini): Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy (7") Swan Song