Post by Mrs Flittersnoop on Jan 7, 2017 13:32:35 GMT
"I know exactly what I would do: I would play him/her/it “Bo Diddley” by Bo Diddley and then I’d show them Quo’s first song at Live Aid, and I’d say, “Get the picture, friend?” "
He gets it! Though I hope he finds someone a bit less what's the word, prolix? to explain the rest to our alien friend. I think you have to write like that to do Rolling Stone, though. I gave up RS after Zep went, they didn't cover Quo, so what was it for?
Post by Whoppa Choppa on May 18, 2017 17:15:28 GMT
Even Billboard did some writing:
After the passing of George Michael and Status Quo's Rick Parfitt over the weekend, Universal Music Group is remembering the influential musicians.
In a statement sent to Billboard, the label's chairman, Lucian Grainge, writes, "Their music touched the lives of millions around the world."
George Michael, whose body was found on Christmas morning, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with the group Wham! in the '80s and later found success as a solo artist, selling over 100 million albums and winning two Grammy Awards. He was 53.
Rick Parfitt, guitarist for the band Status Quo, died Saturday (Dec. 24) in Spain at age 68.
In his letter, Grainge calls Michael "one of the most influential talents of his era" and says, "Rick was not just a brilliant musician, he was warm and kindhearted."
I’m sad to say that last week we lost Rick Parfitt, and just yesterday, George Michael. These two great artists both recorded for our labels at various stages in their careers, helped shape the course of music history, and through their music touched the lives of millions around the world.
George Michael first found fame as a member of Wham! I have to confess that in 1981, as a young publisher I tried -- and failed -- to sign him. Thirty years later, David Joseph and I were fortunate enough to bring George into the UMG family to work with him on some singles projects, and later, in 2014, on what would become his final album, Symphonica. Over the course of a truly remarkable career, George became one of the most influential talents of his era, garnering critical and commercial success, blending the joy of pop with serious and important messages of social justice.
Nearly 50 years ago, Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi formed Status Quo. After recording 16 albums for our Vertigo label, they joined Polydor in the early 90’s where I had the honor of working with them. Rick’s work as a performer and songwriter earned the band legions of devoted fans around the world, sold more than 100 million albums and singles and spent a combined 500 weeks on the UK album chart. Along the journey, Rick and the band established themselves as members of England’s rock royalty, and -- among many honors -- earned both the opening slot at London’s Live Aid and a Brit Award for their Outstanding Contribution to the British Music Industry. Rick was not just a brilliant musician, he was warm and kindhearted.
Each in their own way, George and Rick brought joy, solace and inspiration to so many people. So even as we mourn their passing, we should be thankful for the amazing and unique music they gave us.
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