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Rick Parfitt Funeral - The funeral of Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt at Woking Crematorium in Surrey. Parfitt died in December in Spain from sepsis related to a shoulder injury. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th January 2017

Rick Parfitt and Status Quo
Rick Parfitt and Status Quo
Rick Parfitt and Status Quo
Rick Parfitt and Status Quo
Rick Parfitt and Status Quo
Rick Parfitt and Status Quo

Rick Parfitt - Status Quo perform live at the O2 Arena London at O2 Arena London - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th December 2015

Rick Parfitt
Rick Parfitt
Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi

Rick Parfitt , Status Quo - Status Quo perform live at Liverpool Echo Arena at Liverpool Echo Arena - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Saturday 6th December 2014

Rick Parfitt and Status Quo

Rick Parfitt , Francis Rossi - EXCLUSIVE Status Quo rehearsals at Shepperton Studios. This is the FINAL reharsal ever for the Frantic Four (Original Members) of Status Quo - Shepperton, United Kingdom - Wednesday 5th March 2014

Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi
Status Quo and Rick Parfitt

Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt , Status Quo - Status Quo performing on the first night of their U.K. tour at Echo Arena Liverpool at Liverpool Echo Arena - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Friday 6th December 2013

Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Status Quo

Status Quo's Rick Parfitt Ordered By Doctors To Pull Out Of Tour


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Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has pulled out of his scheduled appearances with the band on their upcoming European tour, revealing that he may never perform live again after being ordered to rest by doctors after a near-fatal heart attack earlier this year.

The 67 year old axeman will not be playing alongside bandmate Francis Rossi as Status Quo head out on the continent next month on their Last Night of the Electrics tour, which was organised to mark the 50th anniversary of the Quo’s first hit.

Speaking at his home in Spain to the Daily Mail, Parfitt revealed that the latest health scare had left him in a much worse condition in comparison to previous incidents, which began in 1997 with a quadruple heart bypass operation.

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Status Quo Guitarist Rick Parfitt Hospitalised In Turkey After Suspected Heart Attack


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Status Quo’s guitarist Rick Parfitt is reported to be in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack shortly after the band performed in concert in Turkey.

The 67 year old, who has suffered from similar ill health in the past, was taken to hospital in the early hours of Wednesday morning (June 15th) after they had completed a gig at Expo 2016 in Turkey.

Rick ParfittStatus Quo's guitarist Rick Parfitt playing live in June 2016

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Rick Parfitt "Back Rocking Soon" After Cancelling Status Quo Gigs


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Rick Parfitt, guitarist in the legendary UK boogie-woogie rock band Status Quo for fifty years, has been hospitalised whilst on tour in Europe which has resulted in a slew of gigs being cancelled over the next few weeks. Six European dates have been cancelled so far as the guitarist, the joint head of the band alongside lead singer and guitarist Francis Rossi, was deemed too unwell to continue playing live. 

Rick Parfitt Headlining Download 2014
Parfitt has previously undergone a quadruple heart bypass, but still tours regularly.

In the wake of the announcement, the exact details of Parfitt’s ailment have not been disclosed, but the band’s manager Simon Porter has stated that the band “did not cancel shows lightly, but in this case we have no choice but to follow medical advice”. With this in mind, fans are right to be worried about the welfare of their rock hero, especially considering the fact that Parfitt has previously suffered from serious heart problems.

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Status Quo Cancels European Tour As Rick Parfitt Is Hospitalised


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Status Quo has cancelled six concerts in Europe after guitarist Rick Parfitt was hospitalised. The veteran rockers had been scheduled to perform on Saturday night in Pula, Croatia, but were forced to pull the show, and five others, when Parfitt was deemed too ill to play.

Status QuoRick Parfit has been hospialised [Getty/Ian Gavan]

According to the Guardian, Parfitt is now in hospital receiving treatment though details are yet to be circulated. The band's manager Simon Porter said that Quo did not "cancel shows lightly" but that they had no option to pull the tour, which featured dates in Monte Carlo, Germany and Switzerland. 

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Status Quo Axe European Tour Dates After Guitarist Rick Parfitt Is Taken To Hospital


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Status Quo have been forced to axe their European tour after guitarist Rick Parfitt was taken ill in Croatia. The band had been due to play in the northern city of Pula tonight (August 2nd), but were forced to pull out just hours before the concert was set to begin.

Rick ParfittRick Parfitt has been taken ill in Croatia

In 1997 65 year old Parfitt had a quadruple heart bypass and nine years ago he was forced to cancel a series of shows to undergo tests for suspected throat cancer.

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Bula Quo! Review


Terrible

To launch their new album, the iconic 1970s rock band Status Quo indulges in a spirited action-comedy that might have worked when they were in their 20s. On the other hand, these guys are in their 60s, so it's more than a little strained. And it doesn't help that the writing, directing and editing are utterly inept. Although fans will enjoy the music.

It all takes place as the band's world tour touches down in Fiji, of all places. In between performing gigs, frontmen Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt entertain themselves by trying to ditch their manager Simon (Fairbrass) and his intern Caroline (Aikman). But they get in serious trouble when they stumble into a back-alley Russian roulette game run by mobster Wilson (Lovitz). As local journalists (Kennard and Heard) try to uncover the story, Simon and Caroline are struggling to regain control of the situation. And Wilson is hunting down Francis and Rick.

Not only does the plot never attempt to make any logical sense, but the filmmakers never bother trying to spark a sense of black comedy amid all the murderous goings on. Instead, director St Paul cuts away from anything remotely morbid, leaving us wondering what happened as he dives into yet another lacklustre slapstick set-piece. The movie has no sense of pace or energy at all, lurching through each scene amateurishly. At least the cast and crew appear to be having a lot of fun frolicking on a South Pacific island. Although St Paul never really captures its beauty or culture either.

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Bula Quo! Trailer


Rick Parfit and Francis Rossi of seventies rock band Status Quo think they've seen plenty of trouble in their lives, but life is about to get a bit more rock 'n' roll when they become embroiled in a gang murder. Having just finished their 50th Anniversary tour in Fiji, they go to celebrate with a few drinks at a nearby bar. However, their rockstar instinct kicks in when they notice something happening round the back that smells like it could be a party. Unfortunately, they realise, perhaps too late, that it is actually a mob forcing two men to play Russian Roulette. The pair cause a fire to interrupt proceedings before running with the evidence, but it's not enough to hide their identity as the mob boss orders them to be killed. Their escape attempt leads them on a string of hilarious antics while their worried manager Simon and his painfully honest intern Caroline set out to rescue them.

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Original Status Quo Line-Up Announce 2013 Tour

Posted on 07 November 2012

Original Status Quo Line-up Announce 2013 Tour

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Rick Parfitt

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12th October, 1948

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Bula Quo! Movie Review

To launch their new album, the iconic 1970s rock band Status Quo indulges in a...

Bula Quo! Trailer

Bula Quo! Trailer

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