Status Quo – Hastings Beer & Music Festival – Alexandra Park Hastings 1st July 2006

  supplied by Barry French Who remembers going to this? Nigel Goodman… Sat at home with windows open listening Sandra Cunningham… Yes brilliant night xx Dawn Leaney… Remember it well! Virginia Davis… Yes. Went to all three nights that year. Tony Davis…  I went with my wife Claire and think i spent most of the evening bouncing up and … Read moreStatus Quo – Hastings Beer & Music Festival – Alexandra Park Hastings 1st July 2006

Rory Gallagher Irish Tour on film and Status Quo at Wembley – Curzon Cinema – 23rd Nov 1975

Barry French… Saw Rory Gallagher in concert at the Brighton Dome in the early 1970’s. Totally amazing gig from one of the worlds  finest  blues  guitarist. Pete Fisher… my mate John Davis took this photo at Brighton Dome – could be the same concert…

Status Quo plus Finbow – Hastings Pier 2nd March 1973.

Peter Thomson… That must have been the first of the 2 gigs they did in ’73 on the pier. The second was courtesy of Ace Promotions. The performances were so different I was convinced for a long time I’d seen 2 completely different bands. Anyone feel the same? Alan Esdaile… That’s right Pete, they did play again on … Read moreStatus Quo plus Finbow – Hastings Pier 2nd March 1973.

Status Quo – The Cobweb 1st Feb 1969

poster source: http://www.leehawkins.com  Ad supplied by Sarah Harvey Sarah Harvey… Must admit this one rather took me by surprise when I came across it. February 1st, 1969. Phil Gill… From the words ” personal appearance” It looks like that might have been a Status Quo meet and greet rather than a gig. Mick Knights… Status quo did play … Read moreStatus Quo – The Cobweb 1st Feb 1969

Status Quo plus Andy Bown Band – Hastings Pier 28th July 1973

Poster Supplied by Mick Mepham.They returned to Hastings to film at the Blue Reef Aquarium for the film ‘Bula Quo’. John Storer… Remember this gig well … there was a huge buzz of excitement around the town when it was announced. Quo did not disappoint and, if memory serves, they finished with a blistering version … Read moreStatus Quo plus Andy Bown Band – Hastings Pier 28th July 1973

Rick Parfitt from Status Quo dies

In Sweden 2007. photo by: Håkan Henriksson (Narking) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38427459 Allyson Breeds… 2016 has been officially crap 🙁 Chris Giles… Oh no that’s terribly sad ….. Nick Prince… Great shame. I admired him and Quo greatly. Clearly there was more to the announcement that they would no longer tour after 2016. RIP Rick Parfitt of Status Quo. (12 October 1948- 24 … Read moreRick Parfitt from Status Quo dies

Simon Dupree & The Big Sound – The Cobweb – 25th Jan 1969

supplied by Sarah Harvey Sarah Harvey… January 25th, 1969. Simon Dupree And The Big Sound….I loved ‘Kites’ …..very haunting song for the time. And there are Status Quo yet again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbS2KmEecTo Alan Esdaile… Brilliant record. Andy Qunta… Kites! Still sounds fantastic! Have it on my iPod! Some of this band went on to form Gentle Giant, I believe! … Read moreSimon Dupree & The Big Sound – The Cobweb – 25th Jan 1969

SMART 47 coffee meet report

Great start to the new year and one of our busiest meets so far. Among the newbies this time were Tony Court-Holmes and Cedric Paine. Tony had lots of memories of working at The Anchor and also chatting about when he worked in Prinny’s George Street and remembers it when it was The Sombrero Cafe. … Read moreSMART 47 coffee meet report

SMART SOUNDS by Colin Bell reviewing Try A Little Sunshine -The British Psychedelic Sounds of 1969 Various Artists 3cd set

TRY A LITTLE SUNSHINE-The British Psychedelic Sounds of 1969    Various Artists This is the latest instalment in the excellent Grapefruit Records series of late 60’s compilations, see other Smart Sounds earlier reviews for the others. As ever the presentation is superb 3 CD’s in cardboard sleeves housed in a strong clamshell box with a … Read moreSMART SOUNDS by Colin Bell reviewing Try A Little Sunshine -The British Psychedelic Sounds of 1969 Various Artists 3cd set

Live Aid July 13th 1985. Can you remember what you were doing?

Thanks to Matt Thomas for suggesting this. MTV 1981 – 1991 July 13th, 1985, At 12.01 Status Quo started the ‘Live Aid’ extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over … Read moreLive Aid July 13th 1985. Can you remember what you were doing?