Rick Parfitt OBE
(1948-2016)

Died aged c. 68

Richard John Parfitt, OBE (12 October 1948 – 24 December 2016) was an English musician, best known as a singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist with rock band Status Quo. Parfitt began his career in the early 1960s, playing in pubs and holiday camps. He joined Status Quo in 1967 when they were looking for an additional singer. He wrote songs for the band and remained with them for 49 years. He occasionally guested with other bands, and recorded an unreleased solo album in 1985. In 2016, Parfitt temporarily retired from touring with the band due to ill health, and died in December of that year. His only solo album, Over and Out, was released posthumously in 2018.

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band member of Status Quo

Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Status Quo first gigged here 1967 at the Welcome Inn

The Edens, Well Hall Road, Eltham, London, United Kingdom where they performed (1967)

BBC Music Day 2017 #BBC Surrey

Richard John ‘Rick’ Parfitt OBE (1948-2016) Woking born guitarist, singer, songwriter and member of Status Quo for fifty years.

Jubilee Square, Woking, United Kingdom where they was