Remembering the Artists
Photographed by Chris Walter

December 24, 2016

Rick Parfitt of Status Quo dies at age 68

Rick Parfitt Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster of Status Quo
With his flowing blond locks, denim gear and Fender Telecaster, Rick Parfitt was one of rock's most recognisable guitarists.
His partnership with Francis Rossi became the core of Status Quo, one of Britain's most enduring bands.
Their brand of boogie-woogie rock survived changes in musical fashion and made them one of the best-loved live acts of their generation.
As well as driving the Quo sound on stage, Parfitt penned many of the band's biggest hits.