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Status Quo In The UK City Of Culture


Mackers

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So U2 were too busy saving another under privileged gaff then, and couldn't make it?

Rocking all over da weans.:cool:
 

Jackass

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Fond memories of Derry and its people. Some great traditional Irish music comes from that part of the country.
 

eyelight

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Tickets go on sale today for a massive concert to be headlined by rock legends Status Quo next year in Londonderry.

Read more: Status Quo top Derry Culture show bill - News, Music & Gigs - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

methinks it's rather apt...
The has been talk of the original/classic lineup with Lancaster and Coughlan reuniting for a tour next year, which might make it worthwhile in the novelty stakes. Otherwise, there's nothing to see.
Status Quo have been on a downhill slide since about 1972.
 

White Horse

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I actually remember Francis Rossi living in Ireland in the late 70's/early 80's. I remember several political leaning interviews in Hot Press and other music papers at the time. He seemed to have a big interest in Irish politics.

Apart from Rory Gallagher, Status Quo were the only other "big name" act who toured the north during the peak of the Troubles' 71-75.

Whatever about the music, they always had my respect for that.
 

Truth.ie

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Jesus, they must be pushing 70 now and most kids won't even know them.
Sh#t choice in my opinion.
May as well have called The Grumbleweeds.
 

A.Tomás

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Ye, great band.

Really pissed me off though that they were not part of the Live 8.

I remember Geldof being asked on the Jonathan Ross show at the time why weren't they involved considering they kicked off the original Live aid concert.

Anyone know why by the way? Was Geldof afraid of having actual likeable musicians or something?
 

former wesleyan

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No Undertones reunion then ??
 

iago1709

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Status Quo have a few good rocking songs alright, but I don't think most people in Doire Cholmcille will be getting too excited about the prospect of a Status Quo concert.
Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann and the Other Voices line-up of concerts have a lot more potential for providing some good tunes than the Quo, to be honest.
 

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There has never been a better time to be proud of being Irish with Derry UK City of Culture 2013 quickly approaching. The North has produced so much talent in recent years including Hollywood star Damian McGinty who won a role in the hit Fox TV series Glee after competing in a US reality show.

2012 has been a rewarding year for Derry contestants on shows such as Big Brother, The Voice and Britain's Got Talent. Singing sensation Ben Kelly entertained millions in The Voice. Conor McIntyre walked away from the BB house with £50k. Paul Curran demonstrated acting skills in situations created for BGT.

Meanwhile Derry’s Jason Smyth became the world’s fastest Paralympian after taking part in the Paralympics last summer. Let’s show the world the talent Derry has to offer!
 

Boy M5

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Haven't the people of Derry suffered enough....
 

cinnte

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There has never been a better time to be proud of being Irish with Derry UK City of Culture 2013 quickly approaching. The North has produced so much talent in recent years including Hollywood star Damian McGinty who won a role in the hit Fox TV series Glee after competing in a US reality show.

2012 has been a rewarding year for Derry contestants on shows such as Big Brother, The Voice and Britain's Got Talent. Singing sensation Ben Kelly entertained millions in The Voice. Conor McIntyre walked away from the BB house with £50k. Paul Curran demonstrated acting skills in situations created for BGT.

Meanwhile Derry’s Jason Smyth became the world’s fastest Paralympian after taking part in the Paralympics last summer. Let’s show the world the talent Derry has to offer!
Are you for real,proud to be Irish and then Derry UK city of culture
 

Ren84

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I wonder will their dressing rooms be kitted out with ventilators, wheelchairs and adult nappers? :eek:
 

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The OD

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Having Status Quo at a cultural event is like having a big mac at a gourmet food fair.
 

Analyzer

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No need to start a thread telling people that Status Quo are visiting London. There are plenty of people in the UK's Capital city to buy tickets for their visit from the aging rockers.
 

The OD

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No need to start a thread telling people that Status Quo are visiting London. There are plenty of people in the UK's Capital city to buy tickets for their visit from the aging rockers.
Did not one of them sneeze and their head fell off in the shower or something?
 

jdaly

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Londonderry? What's that? A suburb in London? I did hear of a concert in Derry though - not that I'm much into that sort of thing.....
It's place that at one time was a byword for civil rights activism and strong republican resistance to British rule for a while but is now apparently proud to be known as the UK city of culture and home to the deputy first minister of the 6 counties who says anyone fighting against British rule is a traitor to Ireland.
 
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