I’ve nothing against Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi. Actually, I love them. I interviewed the core of Status Quo as a young pup and found them terrific company. And Rossi’s a good south-east London lad too, coming from Forest Hill and having gone to school in Catford.
An indelible part of my early childhood with beer ads like these and top-notch entertainers, one of 2009’s saddest moments was their split in September following the death of Dave’s wife. Chas plays on – in fact, he’s at the 100 Club on Oxford Street tonight – but wouldn’t an honour be the best way to recognise their sterling, three-decade long career?
When you’re out tonight, raise a pint of Best to these two. And the Quo, of course.