Rick Parfitt

I’ve mentioned a couple of times on wisepacking that Caroline and I had a great night out in Blackpool earlier in the year when we went to the first night of Status Quo’s Last Of The Electrics tour.

It’s sheer coincidence that we watched the latest Quo compilation DVD on Thursday night as there was nowt on TV and it was only lunchtime today that I was looking at the band’s website.

Little did we know what was going to be announced a couple of hours ago…

I’ve seen Status Quo play at least five times now – Caroline only saw them for the first time in Blackpool – and I interviewed Rick Parfitt twice during my days as a music journalist.

Rick was one of the best interviewees that I’ve talked to. No airs and graces, friendly and a good laugh too.

There’s quite a bit online already, but The Guardian has this as part of its’ range of tribute features. The reader comments are worth reading too.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/dec/24/goodbye-rick-parfitt-status-quo-rock-heroes-dead#comment-90025871

In a world of bland music and blander ‘stars’, Rick Parfitt will be missed..

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About Keith Rickaby

Fiftysomething writer and occasional photographer who has worked in both the tailoring trade and the outdoor/travel clothing, equipment and footwear game. Past lives include working as an outdoor instructor, managing three bands and doing PR work through an agency or my own contacts. Was a student in the mid-90s and whilst I'm originally from the North East, I'm now firmly based in't Yorkshire...
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