Saturday, January 02, 2010

Status Quo stars Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt get OBEs in New Year's honours list - mirror.co.uk

Not only are Status Quo woefully under-credited for their influence on the early days of hard rock/heavy metal, but Francis Rossi is a relative (albeit a distant relative), so in the spirit of nepotism it would be churlish of me not to congratulate him and Rick Parfitt on their OBE's.

I know some people have a problem with musicians and actors getting New Year's honours, it should be pointed out that they are receiving the award  not for any wussy "contributions to the arts", but for their long, sustained contributions to charity--something that they've been quietly doing for decades.

Status Quo stars Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt get OBEs in New Year's honours list - mirror.co.uk

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