Francis Rossi

Francis Rossi

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1949-05-29 (72 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: London, England, UK

29 Movies · 4 TV shows

Also Known As: Francis Dominic Nicholas Michael Rossi · Status Quo

Biography

Francis Dominic Nicholas Michael Rossi, OBE (born 29 May 1949) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the co-founder, lead singer, lead guitarist and the sole continuous member of the rock band Status Quo.

Early Life

Rossi was born on 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London. His father's side of the family were Italian ice cream merchants responsible for the Rossi's Ice Cream parlours, and his mother was a Northern Irish Roman Catholic from Liverpool. Rossi grew up in a household with his parents, grandmother, and "lots of aunts and uncles" and was given a Roman Catholic upbringing, having been named after Saint Francis of Assisi. He would spend his summer holidays as a child with an aunt in Waterloo Merseyside. He attended Our Lady and St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Primary School in Sydenham, and then Sedgehill Comprehensive School, from which he was expelled on his last day. Rossi's desire to become a musician began after seeing The Everly Brothers live on television at a young age, after which he asked his parents to buy him a guitar for Christmas.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie
Cannon and Ball - The Best of Cannon and Ball

Cannon and Ball - The Best of Cannon and Ball

2020
Double act Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball entertain us with their own unique brand of humor. Various sketch shows and celebrity guests are featured on the programmes.

2019.

1 Movie
Status Quo - Live at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2019

Status Quo - Live at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2019

2019
The legendary rockers break out their beloved singalong tunes

2018.

1 Movie
Status Quo – Down Down & Dirty at Wacken

Status Quo – Down Down & Dirty at Wacken

2018
Down Down & Dirty At Wacken is a wild & electrifying performance recorded in front of 70.000 wild Heavy Metal Fans at the world famous "Wacken Open Air 2017".

2017.

1 Movie
Status Quo - The Last Night of the Electrics

Status Quo - The Last Night of the Electrics

2017
Live performance from legendary British rockers Status Quo recorded at London's O2 Arena in December 2016. The band perform a number of hit tracks including 'Down Down', 'Whatever You Want' and 'Rocki...

2016.

1 Movie
Status Quo - Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2016

Status Quo - Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2016

2016
Status Quo have been rockin' for six decades, notching up 65 hit singles, selling over 100m records worldwide and spending more than 400 weeks in the British singles chart. It's no wonder Francis Ross...

2015.

1 Movie
Status Quo: Aquostic! Live at the Roundhouse

Status Quo: Aquostic! Live at the Roundhouse

2015
This landmark release, recorded in October 2014 in a joint effort by earMUSIC and the BBC, captures the band’s first ever live acoustic performance at the glorious Roundhouse in London. This sensation...

2014.

1 Movie

2013.

2 Movies
Bula Quo!

Bula Quo!

2013
Status Quo became involved in a secret Russian Roulette ring when they played a series of shows in Fiji.
Status Quo - The Frantic Four Reunion 2013

Status Quo - The Frantic Four Reunion 2013

2013
Full coverage of Status Quo's March 2013 gig at Wembley Arena. The show saw the band's original line-up of Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, John Coghlan and Alan Lancaster reunite to perform a number of h...

2012.

1 Movie
Hello Quo

Hello Quo

2012
Collecting hours of previously unseen footage and classic live material with full exclusive access to all band members this is the definitive story of a band that has done and seen it all. As well as ...

2009.

1 Movie
Status Quo - Pictures Live At Montreux

Status Quo - Pictures Live At Montreux

2009
Status Quo's album "Pictures" (released in November 2008) celebrated 40 years of Status Quo filling the UK charts with hit after hit. The album was an instant success, charting at No.8 and selling ove...

2007.

1 Movie
Concert for Diana

Concert for Diana

2007
ON July 1st 2007 a concert is being held at Wembley Stadium in London and broadcast live to over 140 countries to commemerate the life of Princess Diana on what would have been her 46th birthday 10 ye...

2006.

2 Movies
Status Quo ‎– The One And Only

Status Quo ‎– The One And Only

2006
The One & Only Status Quo: Recorded in 2000. Doing Their Thing: See how the band evolved from their 60s beginnings in this footage from 1970. Rockpop In Concert: Filmed by German TV in 1982, thi...
Status Quo - Just Doin' It!

Status Quo - Just Doin' It!

2006
40 Years of Quo Classics filmed Live at Birmingham NEC, England, May 21st, 2006.

2005.

2 Movies
John Peel's Record Box

John Peel's Record Box

2005
John Peel's Record Box was made by Elaine Shepherd and was released on Channel 4 in 2005. The Primetime Emmy Award was nominated for it. John Peel died in 2004 at the age of 65, and it is about a smal...
Status Quo - Avo Session 2005

Status Quo - Avo Session 2005

2005
Near perfect quality Pro-shot broadcast recording of the Status Quo, recorded Live at AVO sessions, in Basel, Switzerland on November 10th 2005.

2004.

3 Movies
Status Quo - Live Legends

Status Quo - Live Legends

2004
Status Quo are veterans of the English rock scene, can count Prince Charles amongst their fans, and performed a rousing set at the legendary Live Aid concert. LIVE LEGENDS was originally released to c...
Status Quo: XS All Areas - The Greatest Hits

Status Quo: XS All Areas - The Greatest Hits

2004
The DVD features 40 video performances taken from promotional videos, TV performances and concerts, and features previously unseen footage.
Live Aid

Live Aid

2004
Bob Geldof and Midge Ure organized the biggest benefit concert in history to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia. The box set was released in 2004.

2003.

1 Movie

2002.

1 Movie
When Rock Ruled the World

When Rock Ruled the World

2002
From 1970 to the mid 80s, When Rock Ruled The World celebrates the unavoidable appeal of the loudest, fastest, heaviest music on the planet, a time when everyone wanted to own an electric guitar. The ...

1991.

1 Movie
Status Quo - Rock 'Til You Drop

Status Quo - Rock 'Til You Drop

1991
How could Quo top their fantastic 25th year? By staging the most spectacular and lunatic stunt ever. The Rock 'Til You Drop extravaganza took place on the 21st September 1991 across 4 venues; Sheffiel...

1989.

1 Movie
Status Quo - Perfect Remedy Tour 1989

Status Quo - Perfect Remedy Tour 1989

1989
Live recording of Quo playing at the Birmingham NEC on December 18th 1989. Track Listings: Caroline 3:43 Roll over lay down 7:48 Little Lady 13:16 In My Chair 16:33 Little Dreamer 20:24 Perfect...

1985.

1 Movie
Live Aid

Live Aid

1985
Live Aid took place in two places at the same time. The Kennedy Library is in Boston. Kennedy Stadium is in Philadelphia. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts o...

1984.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Surprise, Surprise

Surprise, Surprise

1984
Cilla Black hosted Surprise, Surprise for London Weekend Television. It ran for 14 series from 1984 to 1997 and produced four annual specials between 1998 and 2001. The revived version is presented by...
Status Quo - End Of The Road '84

Status Quo - End Of The Road '84

1984
The farewell concert at Milton Keynes Bowl.

1978.

1 TV show
TV
An Audience with...

An Audience with...

1978
There is an audience with you. A British entertainment television show is produced by London Weekend Television, in which a host, usually a singer or comedian, performs for an invited audience of cele...

1966.

1 TV show

1964.

1 TV show
TV
Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops

1964
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. It was traditionally shown ...

Unknown Year.

4 Movies
Francis Rossi: Live at St Lukes London

Francis Rossi: Live at St Lukes London

In support of his 2010 solo studio album One Step at a Time, Status Quo legend Francis Rossi performed at Stluke's London for the seventh time. "Crazy for You", "One Step at a Time", and "Sleeping on ...
Status Quo Reunion Tour 2013

Status Quo Reunion Tour 2013

Wembley is where Live at Wembley is taking place.
Status Quo: Live at the BBC

Status Quo: Live at the BBC

A concert is happening.
Status Quo - The Party Ain't Over Yet

Status Quo - The Party Ain't Over Yet

We are still here. Looking for something to eat. Classics are being kicked out. You can watch 40 years of Status Quo in this double disc DVD that has more rock than a mountain. As the boys lay down th...
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