Have you seen them recently PF. The news guys Rick Abbs and the bass player whose name escapes me at the moment are good on vocals. And their playing has sharpened the whole sound. Of course its not Quo but still a good gig.
The bassist is Rick Chase. Both very good singers.
Rick Chase is a rock n roll name if ever there was one.
AL and JC are legends. So is Francis too. The more I think about it though the 4 of them is what made Quo Quo. 2 things have gone almost totally under the radar ever since. 1st is Johns military style drum shuffle. Without that Quo wouldn't have become big.
2nd is Al's understanding that a shuffle like that needs music with the right production to go with it.Add his strong songs, singing and unique bass playing style.
3rd is Francis's guitar skills and singing and song writing.
4th but not least was Ricks understanding of what Quo was about along with guitar skills singing and song writing. few back then or even now really understand how it was JC's distinct military style drumming that set the whole thing up for success.
Francis in particular didn't understand that. Was quick to replace John. Still doesn't understand it. AL didn't understand it either. Nor Rick. Nor any of the producers who clung on tight thinking wow how good is this as the money rolled in.