Francis Rossi

Rock icons Status Quo have been honoured with a PRS for Music Heritage Award.

Original band members Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt attended the unveiling of a special commemorative plaque. The event took place on September 20, 2010 before an audience of Quo fans, dignitaries, special guests, media and amazed passers-by at the site of their first gig – The Welcome Inn – in Eltham, South East London. The site is now a residential development.

After the plaque unveiling ceremony, Francis Rossi spared some time to talk to M about that first gig at the Welcome Inn in 1967 and tells us how he spent his first royalty cheque from PRS for Music.

Watch the PRS for Music Heritage Award to Status Quo here.