‘Alan was an integral part of the sound and the enormous success of Status Quo during the 60s and 70s,’ said lead singer Francis Rossi.
The biggest singles and most memorable album landmarks of the mighty British band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018.
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.
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 the grade on January 20, 1973.
Running for over four decades, ‘Top Of The Pops’ was a beloved television institution that became the go-to destination for music legends the world over.
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.
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 British boogie rock band founded by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster have with a career spanning more than 50 years and countless hits.
The track came from an album featuring Peter Frampton, Rory Gallagher, members of Spooky Tooth and many more.
'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.
This Limited-Edition release offers sixteen 7" black heavyweight vinyl records housed in a rigid lift-off lid box.
McKenna also played with Michael Schenker, Ian Gillan and Gary Moore and was much-loved by the young Def Leppard.