Status Quo legend John Coghlan on way to Chester

READY TO ROCK: John Coghlan

READY TO ROCK: John Coghlan

First published in Music Messenger Newspapers: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

STATUS Quo's legendary former drummer John Coghlan and his band will be at Alexander's Jazz Theatre in Chester on Friday, July 22.

During the outdoor concert John Coghlan's Quo will take the audience through classic hits from his career, including those from his time with Status Quo.

John joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly-formed band in 1962 and the group went through a series of names, including Traffic Jam, before meeting up with Rick Parfitt and becoming Status Quo in the late 60s.

A long string of hit records, successful worldwide tours and television appearances followed for the next 20 years. The band's hits included Pictures of Matchstick Men; Down Down; Caroline; Rain; Rockin' All Over the World, and many more.

John left the group in late 1981, to be replaced by Pete Kircher.

After his departure Coghlan played with several bands including supergroup, The Rockers, comprising of Roy Wood from 70s greats E.L.O and Wizzard, Thin Lizzy's frontman Phil Lynott and Chas Hodges.

John formed his own band, John Coghlan's Quo, during the late 1990s.

The band has toured Europe and the UK successfully for several years with various line-ups, which include Paul Carr, Mike Grady, Jon Bowers and a variety of bass players.

Tickets are from the box office on 01244 340005.

For all the latest line up for concerts on the Green and your chance to win free tickets to see John Coghlan, visit 'Alexander's Chester' on Facebook.

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