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 down … Read more

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 more

Status Quo – The Cobweb 1st Feb 1969

poster source:  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 more

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 more

Francis Rossi of Status Quo – White Rock Theatre Hastings. Sunday 3rd May 2020

Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music. In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and … Read more

Rick Parfitt from Status Quo dies

In Sweden 2007. photo by: Håkan Henriksson (Narking) 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 more

Hastings Beer Festival 1985 – Alexandra Park

Mark Rodrigues…. Lol Wurzela! Julian Deeprose… Halcyon days….. Andy Knight… Interesting that it went on until Midnight, these days the music has to stop at 11pm. Sheila Maile… Last one I went to was the Quo Sandra Cunningham… Sheila, I went to that one, great night, loved the Quo x Claire Louise Maplesden… was 3 … Read more

SMART SOUNDS by Colin Bell reviewing Beyond The Pale Horizon – The British Progressive Pop Sounds Of 1972, 3CD Box Set Various Artists

BEYOND THE PALE HORIZON   The British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1972  (3CD Set) I always look forward to the latest compilation from Grapefruit Records and as ever this one doesn’t disappoint. Focusing on a narrow slice of time in this case just 1 year as the title proclaims could result with scratching around to find … Read more

Who was the most disappointing band….

Sarah Harvey… This is for those of you who frequented The Pier during the 1970s….. what was the most disappointing bands / artists you saw. NO local artists allowed because ALL local artists were and still are brilliant 🙂. For me, it was the Sex Pistols, I thought they were dreadful! Peter Fairless… I agree, Sarah, they … Read more