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John Coghlan’s Quo

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


John Coghlan’s Quo recreates an authentic 70s Quo Sound in keeping with John’s time with with the rock legends. For Quo fans and critics alike, this era is often regarded as Quo’s “Classic” period and the music has a special place in the rock canon.

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, including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up. In the years that followed, they released a string of chart-topping hits including:

*Pictures Of Matchstick Men *Ice In the Sun *Down The Dustpipe *In My Chair *Paper Plane *Mean Girl *Caroline *Break The Rules *Down Down *Roll Over Lay Down *Rain *Mystery Song *Wild Side Of Life *Rocking All Over The World *Again And Again *Whatever You Want *Living On An Island *What You’re Proposing

Since leaving Quo, John has worked with many noted and diverse musicians, in his own Diesel Band; with Partners In Crime; and the Rockers, featuring Phil Lynott, Roy Wood and Chas Hodges. Other collaborations have included Noel Redding (ex-Jimi Hendrix) and Eric Bell (ex-Thin Lizzy).

In 2013 and 2014, John re-joined Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster for the two sell-out Status Quo Frantic Four Reunion Tours, appearing all over the UK and Europe and reigniting the excitement of the early days of Quo.

During the late 90s, John Coghlan’s Quo was formed and through various line-ups they have enjoyed regular gigs all over the UK and Europe.

The current band consists of John on drums, with Mick Hughes on guitar and vocals, Rick Chase on bass and vocals, and Rick Abbs on guitar and vocals.

Come and relive some of the best songs in the rock canon from a true original.


April 26
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Ropetackle Team


Ropetackle Arts Centre
Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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01273 464440