They're Still Dropping . . .

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    Andy Brown
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    George Michaels does not get to close out this years unbelievable list of well known musicians who have left the building.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rick-parfitt-status-quo-guitarist-dead-at-68-w457741

    Parfitt recorded over 30 albums with Status Quo during his 50 years (that’s right, 50!!) tenure in the band, including co-writing some of their biggest hits like “Whatever You Want,” “Again and Again,” “Rain” and “Living on an Island.” Status Quo’s total world-wide record sales exceed 118 million units. They have spent in excess of seven and a half years (415 weeks) in the British Singles Chart. QUO have made 106 appearances on BBC TV’s ‘Top of the Pops’ – more than any other group and have had more hit albums (32) in the British Albums Chart than any other band apart from The Rolling Stones.

    Status Quo had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, including “Pictures of Matchstick Men” in 1967, “Whatever You Want” in 1979 and “In the Army Now” in 1986 and 2010. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with “Rockin’ All Over the World”. In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

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