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Status Quo Launch Their Own Beer

7th February 2014

Status Quo rockers Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt have become the latest celebrity beer makers following the launch of their new brew, Piledriver.The Rockin' All Over The World hitmakers have teamed up with experts at...

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Rick Parfitt To Undergo Leg Operation

4th July 2013

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt is set to undergo an operation on his leg to improve his circulation.The 64-year-old musician underwent heart surgery in 1997, and treatment to clear a blocked artery following a frightening...

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Rick Parfitt Hunting Movie Stunt Double

1st July 2013

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt is hoping to track down the stunt double who helped him out during filming of the band's movie in Fiji after he hurt himself on the set.The musicians play themselves...

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Rick Parfitt's Wife Diagnosed With Cancer

24th June 2013

Rick Parfitt's wife Lyndsay has been diagnosed with breast cancer.The Status Quo rocker had just returned from touring when his 54-year-old partner was given the news at a clinic in Malaga, Spain, near the couple's...

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Status Quo Struggled On Tiring Movie Shoot

12th June 2013

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt battled tiredness during the group's first foray into film because he is not used to working such long hours.The British band headed to Fiji to play themselves in 90-minute action...

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Rick Parfitt Convinced He Would Die During Heart Attack

6th November 2012

Rocker Rick Parfitt feared he would die from his 2011 heart attack because the pain he experienced was "excruciating".The Status Quo singer/guitarist required an operation to clear a blocked artery and fit a stent after...

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The Things They Tweet: 3348571

29th October 2012

"The movie itself was good, if a bit too long. And the lip- and hand-synching was out as well. It should be spot on. This is the modern age." Status Quo star Rick Parfitt is...

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Rick Parfitt Lost Hair On Fiji Movie Shoot

29th October 2012

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt decided to cut his trademark long hair earlier this year (12) after it began falling out when the band worked on a new movie.The rockers make their film debut in...

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Rick Parfitt: 'I Was Suspicious Of Jimmy Savile'

29th October 2012

Rocker Rick Parfitt suspected disgraced British entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile was abusing young girls after working with him on Tv during his 1970s heyday.Police in the U.K. have launched a criminal inquiry into reports the...

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Status Quo Stars' Hair-raising Movie Stunts

2nd July 2012

Status Quo rockers Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt have proved their tough-guy credentials by performing daredevil stunts for their movie debut.The veteran musicians told in April (12) that they had signed up to play themselves...

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Rick Parfitt Undergoes Second Operation

22nd January 2012

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt has undergone a second operation following a pre-Christmas (11) heart procedure, according to a U.K. report.The singer underwent a routine operation to clear a blocked artery and fit a stent...

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Rick Parfitt's Heart Scare

13th December 2011

Status Quo's Christmas (11) tour was nearly derailed after frontman Rick Parfitt was hospitalised in London just hours before the rockers kicked off the shows.The singer underwent a routine operation to clear a blocked artery...

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The Things They Say 19055

18th November 2010

"It gives everybody a big day out, flag waving and stuff like that, we're looking forward to it." STATUS QUO rocker RICK PARFITT was pleased to hear the news that PRINCE WILLIAM had proposed to...

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Live Aid Memories Still Extra Special For Proud Parfitt

13th July 2010

STATUS QUO star RICK PARFITT still counts opening LIVE AID among his greatest honours - 25 years after the historic event.The British group kicked off the global music extravaganza at London's Wembley Stadium on 13...

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Council Boss Apologises For Status Quo Slur

11th June 2010

City officials in Brighton, England have apologised to STATUS QUO rockers FRANCIS ROSSI and RICK PARFITT after poking fun at them in an online recruitment ad.Marketing bosses at Brighton and Hove City Council upset the...

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Heather Mills Pursues Rocker

26th May 2010

Heather Mills reportedly had her romantic advances turned down by a musician on Monday (24.05.10).The former model - the ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney - amazed onlookers at the premiere of 'Arabia 3D' at London's...

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Rossi 'Worries' About Parfitt Bond

14th May 2010

STATUS QUO rocker FRANCIS ROSSI often worries about the amount of time he spends with bandmate RICK PARFITT - because their professional relationship has outlasted all of his love affairs.Rossi co-founded the band while at...

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Parfitt's Marriage Rocked By Booze Claims

9th May 2010

STATUS QUO star RICK PARFITT is battling to save his marriage after his wife told him to stop drinking, according to a U.K report.The rocker wed fitness instructor Lyndsay Whitburn in 2006 and the pair...

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Parfitt Jr Overtakes His Rocker Dad

5th May 2010

STATUS QUO star RICK PARFITT's rocker son will achieve his musical ambition on Thursday (06May10), when his dad's famous band opens for his own.Rick Parfitt Jr's RPJ Band are slated to headline a charity bash...

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Status Quo Presented With Obes

12th February 2010

STATUS QUO rockers RICK PARFITT and FRANCIS ROSSI are overjoyed by their Order of the British Empire (OBE) medals, branding the honour the "most exceptional moment" of their careers.The ageing stars were presented with the...

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Status Quo Scrap Gigs

31st January 2010

British rockers STATUS QUO have cancelled three shows after singer/guitarist RICK PARFITT fell ill.The band was due to play two concerts in Ipswich, England this weekend (29-30Jan10) but the gigs were axed after Parfitt was...

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Quo's Parfitt And Rossi Land Obe's

31st December 2009

STATUS QUO's RICK PARFITT and FRANCIS ROSSI have been handed Order of the British Empire (OBE) medals in the Queen's New Year's Honours list for their services to charity and the music industry.The rockers have...

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Fascinating Fact 8376

18th November 2009

Australian artist/singer ROLF HARRIS has teamed up with STATUS QUO's RICK PARFITT in a bid to land the U.K.'s Christmas number one single. They've recorded festive song CHRISTMAS IN THE SUN.

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Parfitt Plots Return To Britain

24th June 2009

STATUS QUO star RICK PARFITT is planning to give up his life in Spain and move back to Britain for the sake of his baby twins.The rocker's wife, Lindsay, gave birth to Lily and Tommy...

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Parfitt: 'All I Want For Christmas Is Socks'

24th December 2008

New dad RICK PARFITT is so delighted with his baby twins that all he wants for Christmas is socks. The Status Quo star insists he's always been a fan of the unimaginative gift which most men...

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Parfitt To Cut Status Quo Workload

3rd November 2008

STATUS QUO star RICK PARFITT is determined to cut down the band's workload next year (09) so he can spend more time with his new baby twins. The rocker's wife, Lindsay, gave birth to Lily...

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Parfitt's Ex: 'Rick Likes Watching Couples Have Sex'

2nd June 2008

STATUS QUO rocker RICK PARFITT used to take a pair of binoculars with him whenever he was on tour - so he could spy on couples having sex, according to his ex-wife. Patty Parfitt claims...

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Parfitt 'Can't Stand' Rossi

1st June 2008

Rocker RICK PARFITT secretly despises his STATUS QUO bandmates, especially FRANCIS ROSSI - the star's ex-wife PATTY PARFITT has claimed. Patty insists the friendly banter the guitarist shares with frontman Rossi on stage is just...

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Parfitt Is A Father Again At 59

29th May 2008

STATUS QUO rocker RICK PARFITT is relieved after his wife LYNDSAY safely gave birth to two healthy twins on Monday (26May08). The couple was overjoyed when they discovered they were expecting last October (07) after...

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Parfitt: 'We Nearly Lost Unborn Twins'

24th January 2008

STATUS QUO rocker RICK PARFITT and his wife LYNDSAY feared a miscarriage just one week after discovering they were expecting twins. The couple were overjoyed when they discovered they were expecting last October (07) after...

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