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Paul Kossoff


Guitarist for the Uk rock band Free of charge who was simply ranked #51 over the 100 Greatest Guitarists ever list by Rolling Rock. He studied traditional guitar in youth, but turned to electrical by his teenage years. As with a lot of his peers, an overindulgence in medications tragically price him his lifestyle before he transformed thirty. He was raised around Hampstead, London. Free of charge played within the now renowned 1970 Isle of Wight Celebration, alongside other rock and roll greats like Jimi Hendrix.

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Full Name Paul Kossoff
Date Of Birth September 14, 1950
Died March 19, 1976, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth England
Profession Guitarist
Nationality British
Parents David Kossoff, Margaret Jenkins
Siblings Simon Kossoff
Music Groups Free, Back Street Crawler, Black Cat Bones
Star Sign Virgo

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1Died en route from London to New York from a drug induced heart attack.
2The guitarist and founding member of the band Free.
3Formed the band "Back Street Crawler" after Free broke up for the second, and final, time.
4Son of actor David Kossoff.



Demolition2015writer: "Mr. Big Live at Sunderland / 1970"
Paul Rodgers: Live in Glasgow2007Video documentary writer: "The Stealer", "Wishing Well"
Life on Mars2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bad Company: In Concert - Merchants of Cool2002Video documentary writer: "Wishing Well"
Almost Famous2000writer: "Wishing Well"
The Ice Storm1997writer: "Mr. Big"
Trees Lounge1996writer: "THE STEALER"
From Hollywood to Deadwood1988performer: "Just For The Box" - as Kossoff / writer: "Just For The Box"



Stuck in the Middle2003VideoHimself (as Free)
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997DocumentaryHimself (Free)
Top of the Pops1971TV SeriesHimself
Beat-Club1970TV Series

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The Old Grey Whistle Test1979TV SeriesHimself
Anno Domini1976TV SeriesHimself

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