by Andy Flemmings
FORTY FIVE HUNDRED GIGS:
The Status Quo Touring History
hard- and paperback (2nd edition) - 580 pages - written in english
Publisher: SarsenPress and Status Quo Fanclub "From the Makers of..."
Released on 13. Oktober 2017 and 1. November 2017
Forty Five Hundred Gigs - A Status Quo Touring History by Quofan Andy Flemmings.
There were 100 hardback copies first released and only available
at the Status Quo Fan Club Convention in Minehead in 2017.
Forty-five hundred gigs Status Quo have been everywhere and done it all...
From the humblest of working class roots
From Butlin's and the Mecca Ballroom circuit,
to provincial pubs and college balls.
From slogging the backwater routes of Nowheresville, USA, OZ, Yugoslavia,
in tow Honing their craft on the road to becoming the stadium-straddling behemoth
that rocked the world and opened Live Aid
Losing their way through bust-ups, drugs, changing members and changing times
Reclaiming their legacy through sheer perseverance and the astounding ‘Frantic Four’ reunions
The songs, the performances, the energy, the unique live experience winning the day.
THE TOURING HISTORY OF ‘THE MIGHTY QUO’ IS A NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD EPIC OF RELENTLESS,
BLOODY-MINDED DETERMINATION VERSUS BITTER CRITICS, PASSING FASHIONS AND THE RECENT
TRAGIC DEATH OF ICONIC GUITARIST RICK PARFITT.
Featuring forewords courtesy of Quo’s John Coghlan, Bob Young and John ‘Rhino’ Edwards,
author Andy Flemmings’ meticulously researched reference work has been years in the making
and is packed with thousands of gig dates, many previously undocumented, and their adverts,
tickets and contemporary reviews both glowing and merciless.
Published in conjunction with From The Makers Of...,
the Official, International Status Quo Fan Club, this exhaustive history
forms Volume 1 of the EncyQuopedia, a series of forthcoming books by renowned experts
that together will explore in the greatest detail the legacy of
one of the world’s defining rock bands.