John Coghlan’s Quo: featuring John Coghlan – The Heartbeat of Status Quo
John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly-formed band ‘The Spectres’ in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt joined the line-up. There followed a string of chart-topping hits and albums that included Pictures of Matchstick Men, Paper Plane, Caroline, Down Down, Rockin’ All over the World and many more before John left the band in 1981. For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s “Classic” period.
In 2013 and 2014, John re-joined Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster for two sell-out Status Quo ‘Frantic Four’ Reunion Tours all over the UK and Europe that recaptured the excitement of the ‘Classic’ Quo.
John Coghlan’s Quo can be seen by audiences all over the UK and Europe recreating an authentic “70’s Sound” in keeping with John’s time with Status Quo. Aside from John on Drums, the band features long-term member Mick Hughes on Guitar & Vocals, Rick Chase on Bass Guitar & Vocals and completing the line-up Rick Abbs on Guitar & Vocals.
A typical John Coghlan’s Quo show will always include evergreen ‘classic’ Quo standards but in addition the Set List will often feature rare songs not heard for many years or even on occasion, never before.
One thing you will enjoy is a great night of Quo music as it should be.