October 24, 2014 – 4:47 am

RICK PARFITT R.I.P. 1948-2016

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in hospital in Spain on December 24, 2016, his manager has said. He was 68. Parfitt died from a severe infection (septicaemia) after going to hospital on Thursday following complications to a shoulder injury. Parfitt’s musical partnership with Francis Rossi, which spanned five decades, made Status Quo one of British rock’s most enduring acts. He had been due to launch a solo career with an album and autobiography planned for 2017. Status Quo found global success with hits including Rockin’ All Over The World and Whatever You Want. - BBC

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Stockholm 1971/Duesseldorf 1970 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Koncerthuset, Stockholm, Sweden; November 24, 1971. Very good Pre-FM. Live at Eisstadion “Joint Meeting”, Duesseldorf, Germany; May 16, 1970. Good to fairly good audience recording.

Starting from 1962 and after going various lineup changes over the years, the British Status Quo must be one of the longest-surviving bands around. Call it power pop or their brand of boogie-woogie, here are two shows from the early ’70s.

Thanks to cacahuete for sharing the Stockholm 1971 show and the artwork (modified here) at Dime.

cacahuete noted:

This recording is one of the best early live Status Quo recordings, both quality and performance. The show was specially recorded for broadcast on Swedish Radio, a recording from the radio, usually in MP3, with DJ introduction at the beginning is quite common. This is not from the radio but taken from the Pre-FM Soundboard, radio station master reels. An official CD release of this was going to be released back in the 1990s but was cancelled by the band, they were not happy with the performance. I got as far as ordering a copy of this CD from a mail order company, only for a letter to drop through my door just after the release date stating “The Release Of This CD Has been Cancelled - It Is Highly Unlikely It will Be Released Any Time In The future.” Disappointment or what. Years later I found the MP3 then recently I found this, the real thing. I’ve made some artwork to go with this torrent as the only artwork I could find for this date was crap. This is vintage Quo at its best, even if the band themselves did not like it.

Thanks to kneesfudd for sharing the 1970 Duesseldorf show at Dime.

kneesfudd noted:

Slightly distant but fairly clear and steady with very little AUD noise. Warts: Sounds almost like #1 flips into stereo a few times, not sure why. Twas a bit o’ mike feedback on stage off and on ‘tween songs. Surely missed some dropouts and dullspots but fixed most of ‘em and fixed volume cuts and fluctuations, so it’s pretty damn steady. The band has a bit of mike feedback on stage off and on inbetween songs.

Click here for complete notes by kneesfudd.

Stockholm: CDR > EAC (Secure Mode) > WAV > Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC [level 8]
Duesseldorf: unknown mono recording equipment > master mono audience tape (played back on stereo deck) > 1st generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Stockholm; November 24, 1971
Track 01. Junior’s Wailing 3:36 (6.1MB)
Track 02. Someone’s Learning 8:01 (13.5MB)
Track 03. Umleitung 7:59 (13.4MB)
Track 04. In My Chair 3:17 (5.5MB)
Track 05. Railroad 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 06. Roadhouse Blues 8:08 (13.7MB)

Duesseldorf; May 16, 1970
Track 07. Junior’s Wailing 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 08. Down The Dustpipe 2:42 (6.4MB)
Track 09. Need Your Love  5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 10. Spinning Wheel Blues 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 11. In My Chair 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 12. Is It Really Me 7:33 (12.7MB)
63 mins

Francis Rossi – guitar, vocals
Rick Parfitt - guitar, vocals
Alan Lancaster – bass, vocals
John Coughlan - drums
Bob ‘Bandie’ Young - harmonica

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  1. 12 Responses to “STATUS QUO - STOCKHOLM 1971/DUESSELDORF 1970”

  2. Thanks

    By Daijj on Oct 24, 2014

  3. they were the first band to play live aid.

    By darth on Oct 24, 2014

  4. Thanks for this one! It brings back some memories: In 1971 I went to a open air festival in Winterthur, Switzerland. But me and my friends were so stoned that we missed that festival’s headliner – Quo.

    By Tony Lauber on Oct 24, 2014

  5. But did I really miss something? I don’t think so.

    By Tony Lauber on Oct 24, 2014

  6. Pretty sure I can hear a trace of organ on the Stockholm gig, was Rod Lynes still in the band then? If so, I can see why he left.

    By George on Nov 3, 2014

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    By Harry Justice on Dec 25, 2016

  9. R.I.P., Rick!

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Dec 26, 2016

  10. Hi, Bro.,

    Links down, please help
    [email protected]

    Thanks so much

    By LUIS ALBERTO PALMA on Jun 27, 2021

  11. You’ve got two hopes LA Palma: Bob, and NO!!

    By DD on Jun 27, 2021

  12. Back when the comments were actually about the music .

    By David on Jun 27, 2021

  13. Yeah, those were the days Dave .

    By DD on Jun 27, 2021

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