Paul Rodgers Biography

Updated On Jul 15, 2019 Published On Feb 22, 2016
Facts of Paul Rodgers
Date of Birth: 1949 , December-17
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
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Tall and handsome, Paul Rodgers is a talented singer, songwriter, and musician from the United Kingdom. He has also established himself as a multi-instrumentalist. He is mainly popular in the world for being the vocalist of Free and Bad Company.

Paul Rodgers' early life

Rolling Stone's one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, Paul was born as Paul Bernard Rodgers on 17th December 1949 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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He is Canadian and is of white ethnicity. As a child, Paul was a bassist.

Paul Rodgers' career

Later he got interested in vocal and became the lead vocalist of the local band The Roadrunners. He also sang for the local bands like Micky Moody and Bruce Thomas.

He co-formed the English rock band Free in 1968 where he served as a lead singer and songwriter. Their debut album, Tons of Sobs was released on 14th of March 1969.

Their second album, Free was released at the end of that year. Though they were one of the biggest-selling British blues-rock, this band disbanded in 1973 and then he formed the band Bad Company that year.

Paul Rodgers' married life

In 1971, Paul got married to Machiko Shimizu. Machiko Shimizu was a sweet housewife. As a married couple, they became parents twice. Though they were happily married, this married life came to an end in 1996.

On 24th of September 2007, Paul got married to Cynthia Kereluk. Cynthia Kereluk is a fitness guru and the 1984 Miss Canada. She is also known for being the exercise physiologist and artist.

Paul Rodgers' net worth and earnings

His net worth is said to be around $14 million dollars. Rodgers made the most of his money from the sales of his record albums which have been enlisted below:

  • Bad Company (1974): $5,100,000
  • Straight Shooter (1976): $3,150,000
  • Run with the Pack (1976): $3,100,000
  • Burnin' Sky (1977): $500,000
  • Desolation Angels (1979): $2,000,000
  • 10 From 6 (1985): $2,100,000
  • Dangerous Age (1988): $500,000
  • Holy Water (1990): $1,050,000
  • Here Comes Trouble (1992): $550,000

 

Paul Rodgers facts on timeline

Born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England

December 17 , 1949

Rolling Stone's one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, Paul Rodgers was born as Paul Bernard Rodgers in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He is Canadian and is of white ethnicity. He is six feet tall. 

Formed the band, Free

1968

As a child, Paul Rodgers was a bassist. Later he got interested in vocal and became the lead vocalist of the local band The Roadrunners. He also sang for the local bands like Micky Moody and Bruce Thomas. He co-formed the English rock band Free in 1968 where he served as a lead singer and songwriter.

Free's debut album, Tons of Sobs

March 14 , 1969

With the formation of the English rock band Free in 1968, they began working on their debut album and their debut album, Tons of Sobs was finally released on 14th of March 1969. It didn't make to the chart in the UK. 

Formed the band, Bad Company

1973

Though English rock band Free was one of the biggest-selling British blues rock, this band disbanded in 1973 and then Paul Rodgers formed the band Bad Company that year. Free's band mate drummer Simon Kirke was also the co founder of this band. 

Married to Machiko Shimizu

1971

In 1971, Paul Rodgers got married to Machiko Shimizu. Machiko Shimizu was a sweet house wife. As a married couple, they became parents twice. Though they were happily married, this married life came to an end in 1996. The reason behind the divorce is unknown. 

First child, Steve Rodgers

February 24 , 1972

Paul Rodgers became father for the first time in his life in 1972. He and his ex wife, Machiko Shimizu welcomed their first child together on 24th of February and that time it was a son and they named him Steve Rodgers. 

Second child, Jasmine Rodgers

1976

Paul Rodgers became father for the second time in his life in 1976. He and his ex wife, Machiko Shimizu welcomed their second child together that year and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Jasmine Rodgers. 

Married to Cynthia Kereluk

September 24 , 2007

On 24th of September 2007, Paul Rodgers got married to Cynthia Kereluk. Cynthia Kereluk is a fitness guru and the 1984 Miss Canada. She is also known for being the exercise physiologist and artist. They are still together as a married couple. 

 

Released his first solo album, Cut Loose

1983

Though Bad Company released several hit albums in the mid 1970s, this band went on a hiatus in the early 1980s and then Paul Rodgers began working on his solo career. At the end of 1983, he released his solo debut album Cut Loose. 

British rock supergroup The Firm released their debut album

February 11 , 1985

After Paul Rodgers began pursuing his solo career, he also joined British rock supergroup The Firm. This supergroup released their debut album, The Firm on 11th of February 1985. It was ranked 15th on the UK Albums Chart.

Won British Academy's Ivor Novello Award

2011

British Academy's Ivor Novello Award is also one of the prestigious music awards. Paul Rodgers has also once been honored with this award and that was in 2011. He was honored with this award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.