Status Quo's Rick Parfitt is sadly no longer with us however this chat will bring back memories for Quo fans. Rick left us on Christmas Eve 2016 at age 68. He recalls the hits "Wild Side Of Life", "Pictures Of Matchstick Men", their appearance at Live Aid in 1985 and how Rick could see the band ending. You can also access our chat with Status Quo's Francis Rossi here.
There are plenty of great rock and roll bands but not many have created a new genre. Status Quo are acclaimed as the kings of "boogie rock". In the 70's they were distinctive for their denim, their singers' long blonde hair AND for their music. They've broken so many British chart records over the years that Francis Rossi almost gets embarrassed by it!