Former Free vocalist Paul Rodgers sang with Jimmy Page – making his first public appearance since the demise of Led Zeppelin – at the ARMS Charity Concerts in 1983, a series of concerts in support of Action into Research for Multiple Sclerosis which were organised by Ronnie Lane (ex-bassist for The Small Faces and The Faces) who was himself a casualty of multiple sclerosis.
Page and Rodgers enjoyed the pairing so much that, after the ARMS shows concluded, he suggested to Rodgers that they form a band.
Jimmy agreed with Paul he would get the rhythm section together for the new band, and rehearsals began at London’s Nomis studio. Thus began The Firm . . .