Status Quo’s frontman follows the well-worn trail to rock ’n’ roll stardom

Status Quo’s frontman follows the well-worn trail to rock ’n’ roll stardom
Francis Rossi (right) with his old bandmate Rick Parfitt at Live Aid in July 1985 Pic: Getty

Music: I Talk Too Much: My Autobiography, By Francis Rossi, Constable, €17.25

Bob Geldof saw Status Quo as the perfect band to kick off Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in 1985. “It was a marvellous opening,” he wrote in his memoir Is That It?. “Quo were like a cartoon encapsulation of everything rock and roll is supposed to be – ordinary blokes with long hair in denims playing a twelve-bar loud.”

Francis Rossi doesn’t remember much...

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