XS ALL AREAS

The Status Quo Autobiography

By Francis Rossi And Rick Parfitt
With Mick Wall

Published by Sidgwick & Jackson, 17th September 2004, Hardback £17.99.


XS All Areas - THE STATUS QUO AUTOBIOGRAPHY
The sensational autobiography of two of British rock's living legends.:

The story of Status Quo is essentially the story of two people: Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. It is the story of two outwardly very different characters who against the odds forged an unlikely yet lasting bond that would see them through the dizzying highs and terrifying lows of a forty-year career.

Quo are the most successful band in British history after the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. From 1973 to the mid-80s they had a string of hits, including 'Down, Down', 'Rockin' All Over the World', 'Again and Again', 'What You're Proposing' - all classic rock anthems. When the band imploded, and the other members left, Rossi and Parfitt reinvented Quo for the 90s after their amazing opening performance at Live Aid and just kept on going, touring constantly and winning new fans.

Rossi and Parfitt admit that in the past they've hidden some of the truth about their stories, unable to admit quite how out of control things were even to themselves. Now they are prepared to tell it all - the groupies, the drug-taking, the marriage breakdowns, Parfitt's brush with death when he was forced to undergo bypass surgery. From their early days as a sixties pop band through the massive international success of the seventies to the present day, this is an explosive, no-holds-barred autobiography from two of Britain's most enduring rock stars.

Press Release 2004