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4500 GIGS - A STATUS QUO TOURING HISTORY

 

 

Forty Five Hundred Gigs - A STATUS QUO Touring History

 

 

by Andy Flemmings

 

 

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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..." 

price hardback* 60.00,- GBP  /  70.00,- GBP (Europe)

price paperback (2nd edition)  40.00,- GBP / 50.00,- GBP (Europe)

*Released on 13. Oktober 2017


                                       

Forty Five Hundred Gigs - A Status Quo Touring History by Andy Flemmings

is now available for pre-order. There will be 100 hardback copies for either collection

at the Status Quo Fan Club Convention in Minehead at £45, or by post for £60 -

containing over 580 pages and weighing in at 2kg - it's a heavy book!

 

Fifty years!

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,

wherever Contemporaries

Kiss,

Aerosmith,

ZZ Top,

Slade,

Black Sabbath,

Rush,

Fleetwood Mac,

T. Rex,

Thin Lizzy,

Rory Gallagher

and Hawkwind

 

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.


100 1st edition will be printed initially.

Once these have been sold a paperback 2nd edition will be available at £40.

 

It is expected that the 1st editions will sell out very quickly!

Pre-orders can be purchased here http://www.ftmostore.com

 

Orders will not be sent out until after the fanclub Convention (16th October)

 
 
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