50 Years, 50 Albums 1974: Bad Company ‘Bad Company’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1974: Bad Company ‘Bad Company’

Bad Company’s debut album came in with the most votes over Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Second Helping and Eric Clapton’s 461 Ocean Blvd.; both excellent albums. Bad Company, formed in 1973 in Surrey, England, is often referred to as a super group with members Paul Rodgers from Free, drummer Simon Kirke, Mott the Hoople’s guitarist Mick Ralphs, and King Crimson’s Boz Burrell on bass; three huge bands at the time. The album was released on Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records label and managed by Peter Grant (Zeppelin’s Manager) until 1982. This debut album kicked off some of the most iconic classic rock songs of all time, was certified five times platinum, and sold over 20 million copies making it the 46th best selling album of the ’70s.

Learn more about the album:

The story behind the song: Bad Company by Bad Company

How Bad Company’s Debut Changed Perceptions About Supergroups

An Introduction To Bad Company

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