STATUS QUO Going Down The Dustpipe – R.I.P. RICK PARFITT (Already Six Years Gone)

24 December 2022

Why do I remember RICK PARFITT here every year since he passed away
6 years ago on 24 December? Because he was the 24/7 blonde God riff-king
of legendary 12-bar boogie rockers STATUS QUO.

And? Well, I saw the Quo about thirty times live. Am I serious? Absolutely
It always was no-nonsense, sweaty-head-banging fun. And I liked-liked-liked-it,
rockin’ all over the world

Just like here with a let your hair hang down and boogie
live TV version of Down The Dustpipe in 1970 with the
audience in a coma.

STATUS QUO: Bio – Discography – Facebook

R.I.P. Rick Parfitt

(photo by Turn Up The Volume! Ostend 2015)

7-Inch History – STATUS QUO Rockin’ All Over The World 45 Years Ago

Great 7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl

11 November 2022

Legendary 12-bar boogie woogie rockers STATUS QUO released
their 10th LP Rockin’ All Over The World 45 years ago today.

The title track was written by former Creedence Clearwater Revival
voice/face John Fogerty. The Quo‘s version peaked at #3 on the
UK Singles Chart.

Here we go, Quoooooo…

Opening with this cracker at Live Aid
in Webley Stadium, London in 1985
before the eyes of the world.

STATUS QUO: Bio – Discography – Facebook

One Live Shot A Day Turns Summer… Into A Holiday

31 August 2021

British roll over and lay down rockers Status Quo made a living out of playing countless variations of The Doors‘ sultry sledgehammer Roadhouse Blues from their 1970 album Morrison Hotel.

Of course the Quo recorded the blues rock classic themselves and played it live for about a zillion years, like here on their farewell concert – before a temporary break – in 1984.

Let your hair hang down…

R.I.P. Rick Parfitt

‘BLUE FOR YOU’ By Boogie Rock Legends STATUS QUO Released 45 Years Ago

16 March 2021

Active: Since 1962

Album: BUE FOR YOU – 9th LP
Released: March 1976
45 years ago this month
Score: #1 in the UK, #3 in Australia

Turn Up The Up Volume: You either love or hate these boogie rockers who
seem to have been around forever. They scored a long series of big-time hits,
but all their LPs sounded the same, and then again the Quo were one of the
best no-nonsense heads-down rock engines I ever saw when they hit the stage.


Singles/clips: Rain / Mystery Song

– RAIN –


Full album…

QUO: Facebook

RIP Rick Parfitt

‘Rockin’ All Over The World’ By STATUS QUO – Opening Song At LIVE AID LONDON 35 Years Ago Today…

Top singles from the past…

13 July 2020

Band: Status Quo
Active: since 1962
Single: Rockin’ All Over The World
Originally written by John Fogerty,
released in 1975 peaking
at #27 in the US
B-side: Ring Of A Change
Released: 1977
Score: #3 in the UK
Album: Rockin’ All Over The World

35 years ago today, on 13 July 1985, the Quo started the Live Aid marathon
in Wembley station in London in support of the dramatic Ethiopian famine.

Roll on Quo

John Fogerty‘s original…

R.I.P. Rick Parfitt

Rollicking Single ‘DOWN THE DUSTPIPE’ By STATUS QUO – Released 50 Years Ago…

19 March 2020

Band: Status Quo
Single: Down The Dustpipe
Written by Australian singer/songwriter Carl Groszmann
B-side: Face Without A Soul
Released: 6 March 1970 – 50 years ago
Note: This rollicking cracker was the first song
with Quo‘s trademark boogie shuffle  
Note 2 : The harmonica played by their longtime manager Bob Young  
Score: Reached #12 in the UK, with a total of 17 weeks in the charts

Studio version…

Awesome live version with the audience in a coma!
Let your hair hang down and boogie like hell…

First recorded version by Australian band The Mint

STATUS QUO: Facebook

R.I.P. Rick Parfitt

(photo by Turn Up The Volume! Ostend 2015)…