Getting Down Down with Status Quo
I didn’t know much about these UK rock icons until I watched them open up Live Aid on the big screen at a sweltering JFK Stadium. They caught my attention when they opened with a scorching version of John Fogerty’s “Rockin’ All Over the World” that had the crowds on two continents singing along earnestly.
They were huge in Europe with dozens of hit songs, but never broke through in the United States… Perhaps our radio stations sucked then as much a they do now? In any event, this was the first vinyl I found. “Down, Down” was their first UK #1 single, and of course, a song that never hit the charts in the U.S.
It’s not their greatest tack, but a nice glimpse into what early Status Quo sounded like. See what you missed?
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