Sure, he'd lost a lot of weight since the reunion gigs. But I think he looks much better than then. And he was 67 and had lived a full life. I think its a much better photo than I was expecting before I enlarged it.
Not quite sure what’s unhealthy about his look there, especially taking into consideration how he was always a fellow of slim build until he started packing it on from the mid-2000s. Even then, he was always one for fluctuating between the thin and hefty sides.
Rick's heart problems and subsequent surgery in 2014 did seem to take it's toll. He had bounced back from the 2011 heart attack and looked pretty good at the reunions. I think I've got the dates right.
We had been to one of the Aquostic shows back then.Though Rick had been sat down and looking ok.
We went to the VE Day gathering at Horseguards back in 2015 with Quo on the bill. When we had been used to seeing him on the more solid side, as such, seeing the thin legs and what have you had been a concern. Being that much older obviously meant a longer recovery time and taking a time to bulk up a bit.
That VE Day 70 event at Horseguards had been called 'A Party To Remember'. One of those events that we now look back on as something special but we also certainly remember it for the riot that was happening earlier in nearby Whitehall, around Downing Street. We had got off the Tube at Parliament and took a right into Whitehall and inadvertently walked right into a real tense situation. Fortunately the worst had probably been done at that moment but there were broken bottles everywhere and a huge Police presence. Quite a threatening atmosphere. Nothing to do with VE Day stuff but think it was a political protest aimed at the Government. Anyway, we made it to the event and all calm and well once there. It was if nothing had been happening just the other side of Horseguards.
Talking of the Quo boys not looking so well...I did think Francis looked thinner (if that was possible?) than usual and a bit ragged at the gigs in 1979. Though I have a feeling that had been a time of major upheaval on the domestic front at home and perhaps this had been taking its toll?
quodec: Quo at their early primal riffing best. Imagine if we had the full gig to watch and listen to. Its a crying shame so many 70s bands have recordings of their shows, but not Quo. Was it lack of money that their shows were not taped, or were they not in the b
Mar 31, 2020 20:19:01 GMT
badpenny: Wuhhappened to my "Two Interesting Articles" thread?
Apr 15, 2020 0:33:31 GMT
4th Chord: Read the Covid-19 post in ‘important threads’ badpenny
Apr 15, 2020 15:47:57 GMT
badpenny: OK, so which guideline did I violate?
Apr 16, 2020 4:22:24 GMT
backwater67: Looks like fretbuzzzz has based his sales on BPI sales awards. Back in the 1970s & 80s silver sales were based on minimum 250,000 units sold. (Today silver sales are awarded for 200,000 units)
May 6, 2020 18:27:41 GMT
juansupposin: Love the song, even the RIFF track!
May 16, 2020 17:27:32 GMT
granny: But @4th Chord regarding your new rule...if the man running the country (Dominic Cummings) can weave a fairy tale around known facts why can't we be just as creative?
May 28, 2020 10:47:27 GMT
juansupposin: 21st September 91 at Wembley, the 45 min Guinness concert, probably not the best concert to start, only 45 min, I remeber thinking they will play longer because it was the last concert
May 30, 2020 10:16:34 GMT
coluquo: Ok hard to choose in the 21st but my vote goes to Liberty Lane and yes I acknowledge more poppythan classic rock!…
Jun 20, 2020 17:25:19 GMT
1batfastard: granny: What! Become the English version of the democratic party? Maybe cummings is a democrat plant plotting a UK take over....
Jul 9, 2020 8:08:48 GMT
Wim Huijsman: Nice item for sale, for real Quo fans. Rick Parfitt`s telecaster. Very nicely aged Fender Tele 1972
Aug 1, 2020 14:48:06 GMT
lorenzo1971: I wonder if Spare Parts will chart..given it has 2000 copies being released?
Sept 19, 2020 20:38:18 GMT
backwater67: Paul Hirch filled in for Quo when Andy’s wife was unable to tour. Aquostic was a complete different project for Quo. I was referring to a standard regular live gig on stage with session guitarists. Jagger does still take the lead vocal.
Nov 3, 2020 15:32:56 GMT
backwater67: of which line up Quo are always a 4 or 5 piece band.
Nov 3, 2020 15:35:13 GMT