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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Rick Parfitt: Status Quo: Rockin' All Over The World

Richard John "RickParfitt, OBE (12 October 1948 – 24 December 2016) was an English musician, best known for being a singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist in the rock band Status Quo.

He died at 68 after suffering from a severe infection. Taken to hospital in Marbella, Spain, on Thursday evening due to complications arising from a pre-existing shoulder injury, Parfitt died during lunchtime on Saturday, 24th December, 2016. This statement was provided by his manager and family.  In 1967, Traffic Jam changed to The Status Quo with Parfitt's almost 50-year career in the band. 



Works:
Pictures of Matchstick Men (only Top 40's in US @ #12 on Billboard Hot 100
Black Veils of Melancholy
Ice In The Sun Marty Wilde - 38 weeks
Piledriver 1972 album #5 - 37 weeks UK Chart
Paper Plane #42 German music chart - 1972
Caroline #36 German music chart - 1973
Down Down #no 14 Austrian music chart - 1975
Rain #27 in the German music chart - 1976
Rockin' All Over The World (John Fogerty) #29 in N.Z. music chart -1977
Whatever You Want #24 in the Australian Music Chart - 1979 
In 1976, they signed a pioneering sponsorship deal with Levi's
Mystery Song - 1976  co-written with Bob Young 
Quo were highly successful in Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand throughout the 80's and 90's, and were the opening act for 1985's LIVE AID and continue to be successful to-day. 
By February 2015 they had sold over 118 million records internationally.

Guitars and Amps used:
Fender Telecaster White 1965
Gibson SG Jr
Zemaitis 1981 - tuned to a B
Schecter Telecaster
Fender Esquire
custom-made Fender Telecaster Thinline
Gibson Melody Maker
Chet Atkins acoustic guitar
Status Slipstream guitars in different configurations. 
Marshall JCM800kk (Kerry King signature)
JCM900 amplifiers with 4x12 cabinets
VOX AC30 amplifiers
Roland GP8 signal processor
Boss CE-7 as his clean boost pedal

Information (edited): Wiki
Images: Google

6 comments:

MERLIN LIM (SILVER STRINGS, ORIGINAL RHYTHM GUITARIST) said...

With a band like this, rocking your mojo. A whack, boom bang, coupled by the tremendous sold performance from the band. Backing by a sold out fans sing-along. Enjoying, moving n grooving to the beat. Surely have a blast.

These songs will in time be classics.

GEORGE CHEW (LEAD GUITAR: THE BURNS) said...

😃 👍

M said...

Many like me could resonate with his songs.

MICHAEL BANGAR (RHYTHMIST SILVER STRINGS said...

Andy bro,

also would like to mention the passing, one day before George Michael, of Rick Parfitt, guitarist of British rock band Status Quo. He apparently died of an infection he picked up while in a hospital in Athens.

The band had kits like: Pictures of Matchstick man, Ice In The Sun, Rocking All Over The World, Something 'Bout You Baby I Like, In The Army Now, etc. RIP Rick Parfitt.

I just wish they are all together in the company of all the MUSICAL GREATS: Presley, Holly, Valance, Lennon, Harrison, Jackson Houston, Bowie and of course Cole, Crosby, Williams, Cline, Reeves, etc.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Wow the three guitarists from Silver Strings and Burns. Thanks guys and M too for your total support.

Love their songs, Rocking... and Something 'bout You Baby...

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