On July 13, 1985, Live Aid, the dual concert at Wembley Stadium and JFK Stadium featured some of the greatest musical performances in history and I was there to witness it.
From the origin of their name to the inspirations behind classic songs, these Status Quo facts are essential to discovering the history of the band.
The biggest singles and most memorable album landmarks of the mighty British band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 14 April 2018.
The track came from an album featuring Peter Frampton, Rory Gallagher, members of Spooky Tooth and many more.
Such was the popularity of British band The Herd that the emerging Peter Frampton was dubbed “The Face of ’68.”
Four LPs came and went without making the British bestsellers, until their Vertigo debut 'Piledriver' made it on 20 January 1973.
'Perfect Remedy' and 'Rock ’Til You Drop' were Quo's final releases on the revered Vertigo label, whilst 'Thirsty Work' was their debut release through Polydor.
Rick Parfitt took lead vocals on a song that was inspired by his year of tax exile on the island of Jersey.
The satirical 'White Punks On Dope' became one of the enduring anthems of the new wave period.
This Limited-Edition release offers sixteen 7" black heavyweight vinyl records housed in a rigid lift-off lid box.
Featuring the career-defining single ‘Down Down’,‘ On The Level’ was crammed with potential hits that took Status Quo to the top of the UK charts in 1975.
McKenna also played with Michael Schenker, Ian Gillan and Gary Moore and was much-loved by the young Def Leppard.
Offering an embarrassment of riches for collectors and audiophiles alike, these are the best box sets for Christmas 2018 wishlists.
Featuring the timeless classics ‘Free Bird’ and ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, ‘Skynyrd’s Innyrds’ is a one-stop collection of Southern rock brilliance.
Blackberry Smoke provide support for the European dates with Status Quo taking over in the UK.