Forty Five Hundred Gigs
Update: HARDBACK BOOK NOW SOLD OUT!
Paperbacks will be ordered soon
A Status Quo Touring History by Andy Flemmings is now available for pre-order.
There will be 100 hardback copies for either collection at the Status Quo Fan Club Convention at £45, or by post for £60 - containing over 580 pages and weighing in at 2kg - it's a heavy book!
Forty-five hundred gigs Status Quo have been everywhere and done it all
From the humblest of working class roots
From Butlin's and the Mecca Ballroom circuit, to provincial pubs and college balls
From slogging the backwater routes of Nowheresville, USA, Oz, Yugoslavia, wherever
Contemporaries Kiss, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Slade, Sabbath, Rush, Skynyrd, Fleetwood Mac, T. Rex, Lizzy, Rory and Hawkwind in tow
Honing their craft on the road to becoming the stadium-straddling behemoth that rocked the world and opened Live Aid
Losing their way through bust-ups, drugs, changing members and changing times
Reclaiming their legacy through sheer perseverance and the astounding ‘Frantic Four’ reunions
The songs, the performances, the energy, the unique live experience winning the day
THE TOURING HISTORY OF ‘THE MIGHTY QUO’ IS A NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD EPIC OF RELENTLESS, BLOODY-MINDED DETERMINATION VERSUS BITTER CRITICS, PASSING FASHIONS AND THE RECENT TRAGIC DEATH OF ICONIC GUITARIST RICK PARFITT.
Featuring forewords courtesy of Quo’s John Coghlan, Bob Young and John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, author Andy Flemmings’ meticulously researched reference work has been years in the making and is packed with thousands of gig dates, many previously undocumented, and their adverts, tickets and contemporary reviews both glowing and merciless.
Published in conjunction with From The Makers Of..., the Official, International Status Quo Fan Club, this exhaustive history forms Volume 1 of the EncyQuopedia, a series of forthcoming books by renowned experts that together will explore in the greatest detail the legacy of one of the world’s defining rock bands.
100 1st edition will be printed initially. Once these have been sold a paperback 2nd edition will be available at £45. It is expected that the 1st editions will sell out very quickly!
Pre-orders can be purchased here www.ftmostore.com
Orders will not be sent out until after Convention.
Becky's Ponytail Chop!!
Francis Rossi did this many years ago but now Becky Heal has decided that it's time to loose hers!
Becky is going to have about 12 inches of ponytail cut off in aid of The Shonas Smile charity. She will organise a bucket collection on the day or if you want to donate you can pm her on Facebook!
The 12inches of hair will be donated to www.littleprincesses.org.uk
This is happening on Saturday 14th October at 10.15am in the Crazy Horse in Butlins.
Please come along and support and watch her reaction!!!!
Cyndy Gleisner has very kindly donated one of Rick's guitar straps, framed, with a used Rick plectrum and two certificates of authenticity, both signed by Rick, for the Shona Raffle at Convention. Thanks Cyndy :)
This will be the only raffle prize on Friday.
PLEASE NOTE: Message from Cyndy - 'Can I just make it quite clear that the strap can't be used, it is quite fragile and would possibly break. It has been treated and is in a display box along with one of Ricks plecs....but I really don't think it would stand a lot of handling'
Free Gift Pack
FTMO... members can collect their free gift pack from the Merchandise stall from Friday @ 4pm.
Not a member yet? Join here - www.statusquo.co.uk and click on the Fan Club tab, then receive your free gift pack at the Convention
Who will be the Convention Quiz Champions this year?
Three rounds this year: Round One will be a picture quiz, pick up your sheets from the Merchandise stall on Friday, Rounds Two and Three will be after the Q&A sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Picture quiz sheets are to be handed in on Saturday after the quiz session.
Teams of four.
Winners and runners-up trophies.
Mick Wall will once again be 'keeping things moving' at Convention. Read Micks's thoughts on the 2015 Convention on his blog -