Rick Parfitt

October 12th 1948, Born on this day, Rick Parfitt, vocals, guitar, Status Quo. Status Quo had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, including ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ in 1967, ‘Whatever You Want’ in 1979 and ‘In the Army Now’ in 2010. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with ‘Rockin’ All Over the World’ .Parfitt died on 24th Dec 2016 in hospital in Marbella, Spain aged 68.