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Quo & Queen
and Queen had something together during their careers.
- 1984 Rick
Parfitt anticipated on the solo album ´Strange Frontier´
of Queen´s Roger Taylor. Together with Roger he wrote
the song ´It´s an illusion´ .
- 1985 both bands
performed on the unique LIVE-AID at Wembley and both
bands wrote history that day. QUO kicked off the whole
event in their own special way. And the song "Rockin´
all over the world" was elected to the hymn of the
day. For many QUEEN´s performance was the highlight at
- 1986 again QUO
und QUEEN take part on a big event. This time at
Knebworth, August 9, in front of more than 120,000 people.
By the way, that was a very remarkable day for QUO.
Before their Knebworth performance QUO played in
Kronenburg/Denmark, August 8 just around midnight. After
their Knebworth appearance they were flown to Switzerland
where they performed at another festival. So QUO did 3
shows within 24 hours in 3 different countries.
- 1986 at QUEEN´s
UK tour QUO co-headlined the gigs in Ipswich, Newcastle,
Manchester and Wembley. Significant was the performance
at Wembley, July 11. The official QUEEN album ´Live at
Wembley 1986´ was recorded that day and a QUO bootleg ´Quo
back Wembley´ is from the same day too.
- 1996 Brian May
takes part on QUO´s Buddy Holly cover ´Raining in my
heart´ and on the bands fanclub performance at London´s
Brixton Academy he was on stage too. In the regular QUO
set Brian played together with QUO a cover version of the
Shadows ´F.B.I.´ This song was recorded by Brain May,
Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt and appeared on Brian May´s
maxi single ´On my way up´ which was released in 1998.
- 1998 Rick
Parfitt, Brian May and Ringo Starr were guests in german
T.V.station WDR. ( Thomas Gottschalks Talkshow) In this
show 2 mini guitars were given to Rick and Brian and they
played an intermezzo.
- 2001 Rick
Parfitt, Francis Rossi and Brian May are doing TV adverts
for a compilation CD.
copyright TNA Bradford
Review: Band belts out favourites to get
fans rocking all over the Hall
Rockers deliver what we
want - STATUS QUO St. Georges Hall
They may have been spurned
by the nation´s one-time top radio station, but Bradford
welcomed Status Quo with open arms. From the moment the first
strains of Caroline rent the overheated air, the capacity
audience was on its feet, air guitars, bare torsos, flailing head-banging
heads and gyrating bodies in abundance.
Quo, it has to be said,
give it to you straight. There´s no messing with any of the
string of hit favourites that have poured from the band over 30
years or more. And Bradford rocked on to just about every one of
them in a breathless display that surged through two non-stop
hours of relentless QUO rhythm.
There was plenty of
classic rock star posturing, wide-leg stances and guitars slung
low as the familiar Quo numbers rang out in a wall of sound that
left the ears ringing. The Wanderer, Paper Plane, Honky Tonk
Angels (Wild Side of life), Roll over lay down were all belting
out by front men Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi as if their lives
depended on it. Some new material hushed the fanatical followers
for a while, but then it was back to the old familiar stuff.
Deeper and Down, Whatever you want and Rockin´ all over the
world among them.
And they were rocking all
over Bradford, too. And how.