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10th January 2017

john coghlans quo

Following their end of the year sold out show at the Half Moon, Putney, London, John Coghlan's Quo have announced UK dates across the Kingdom that will see them busy throughout the year.

Their next date will be at Sub 89 in Reading on February 10th and the band also return to the Half Moon, Putney on March 23rd. John Coghlan's Quo will be heading over to Germany and Austria and are expected to be announcing some Dutch dates very soon.

Later in the year, on October 15th, John Coghlan's Quo will be appearing at the FTMO Convention at Butlins Minehead, the spiritual birthplace of Status Quo as it was here in 1967 that The Spectres, which featured Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster and Coghlan, first met Rick Parfitt who was performing with the caberet trio The Highlights. After a couple of name changes, The Status Quo was born.

On 30th December last year John Coghlan's Quo played a highly emotive gig at the Half Moon, Putney just six days after the sad passing of Rick Parfitt.

John spoke to MetalTalk before the show and revealed that Alan Lancaster will be joining him for the convention in Minehead and how the pair, along with Rick Parfitt, had finished working on two songs together which will hopefully be released sometime this year.

You can see that interview again here.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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