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A Tribute to Rick Parfitt

Last week I paid tribute to George Michael who died on Christmas Day, but this week I want to remember Rick Parfitt OBE who died aged 68 on Christmas Eve. He was rhythm guitarist for rock legends Status Quo who are one of the most successful bands of all time in the UK, having released over 100 singles and spent 415 weeks on the chart. They also have the most appearances on Top of the Pops (106)! As well as massive chart success it was their live performances which made “the Quo” beloved by their fans. In their 48 year history, it is estimated that they have played over 6000 live shows to a total audience in excess of 25 million people. In doing so, the band has travelled some four million miles. They also famously opened “Live Aid” in 1985 with “Rockin’ All Over The World”

A very talented musician and rock god.
RIP Rick.

”Whatever You Want” from 1979
(Uploaded to YouTube by LakeParadiseMusic1)

“What You’re Proposin’ ” from 1980
(Uploaded to YouTube by TheWhiteCat65)

“Two Way Traffic” from 2011
(Uploaded to YouTube by earMUSIC)