Wishing Well: FREE

Australian singles chart:
Wishing Well entered the Kent charts on 12 February 1973 and peaked at #48.

The song is on Heartbreaker which entered the Kent album charts on 14 May 1973 and peaked at #29.

Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, Tetsu Yamauchi, John Bundrick, Paul Kossoff

Free, Andy Johns

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Free lead singer Paul Rodgers singing Wishing Well with Queen

Free was an English rock band formed in London in 1968, best known for their hit songs All Right Now and Wishing Well. They became renowned for their live shows and non-stop touring. Free disbanded in 1973. Lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become the frontman of the more successful rock supergroup Bad Company, which also featured his Free bandmate Simon Kirke on drums.
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Matthew Greenwald, AllMusic:
Lyrically, the song can be interpreted many ways, but it appears on the surface to be an angry message to a friend with heavy substance abuse problems who has one foot in ‘the wishing well’, which is possibly an analogy for ‘one foot in the grave’. Next to All Right Now, this is indeed the band’s most important – and perhaps finest moment.
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