Rock Icon ANDY FRASER – Tributes become a legacy that will make a difference to many.
Andy Fraser, the co-writer of iconic rock anthem “All Right Now” when he was a teenager for the British rock band Free, passed away on Monday March 16, 2015 in his home in California. His family has announced that his funeral and memorial services will be privately held in California, where he had been living for over 30 years. An organized tribute celebration for his loyal fans is being considered for later this year in his homeland of England.
However, the legacy of Andy Fraser the humanitarian, seems to be adopting a life of its own as friends and family vow to continue his fundraising and campaigning work in his memory. Andy was a funny loving man who supported and even pioneered many vital causes worldwide. From global marine environment and human trafficking, right through to AIDS, children’s cancer and many more highly worthy causes, Andy Fraser was an ambassador, patron and awareness raiser everything that he felt passionate about. His daughters, Hannah and Jasmine, have requested that fans donate and support these causes in respect of their father’s wishes.
Most of the world saw Andy Fraser as the iconic rock star with the warm heart. Close friend and collaborator Eric Donaldson, President of NINETEEN87, produced a moving tribute video in honor of Andy Fraser, which he gifted to Andy’s family:
“I think Andy wrote this song ‘Healing Hands’ just for this moment. I am once again humbled by his ability to evoke emotions from within all of us. That is, we all have someone in our lives he wrote this for. Or, maybe that person is you. Forget the video for a moment. Close your eyes and listen to the song, to the words. And just when you think you’re about to cry, open your eyes and see how happy he is that you’re listening.” – Eric Alan Donaldson, Film Producer.
Fraser has enjoyed phenomenal international success throughout the span of his career. At the age of 15 he became the bassist for one of the British Invasion’s most renouned rock bands FREE.
Fraser was honored by BMI’s 4 Million Play Club for writing the monster rock anthem “All Right Now,” and was the songwriter for Robert Palmer’s mega-hit “Every Kind Of People”. In addition, he had written and composed for artists including; Rod Stewart, Chaka Khan, Paul Young, Joe Cocker, Paul Carrack, Wilson Pickett, Three Dog Night, Bob Seger, Randy Crawford, Etta James, Frankie Miller, and Ted Nugent.
A survivor of both cancer and AIDS, Andy Fraser was a strong social activist and defender of individual human rights. His last live performance was for the non-profit Rock Against Trafficking’s Grammy After Party at Exchange LA on February 8, 2015.
Label Manager for McTrax (Andy’s record label), Cyrene Jagger, made this statement: “The family has requested that anyone who wishes to show their appreciation of Andy can donate to a cause that he was passionate about. Please choose something that touches your heart. You can honor Andy and his legacy by following his example, which was to choose to live your life in service, to the best of your ability, in the care and love of one another.”
The following is a list of charities that Andy Fraser was actively involved with.
Rock Against Trafficking www.rockagainsttrafficking.org
Blue Sphere Foundation www.bluespherefoundation.org
Avaaz.org – The World In Action www.avaaz.org
Discovery Arts www.discoveryarts.org
Operation of Hope www.operationofhope.org
Legacy of Hope www.legacyofhope.org
Elton John’s Aids Foundation www.london.ejaf.org
International Justice Mission www.ijm.org
For all of you who want to rock the world in the way Andy Fraser did, support a cause and let his name live on.
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