Tuesday, August 2, 2005


From the BBC Online:

Rock group Status Quo have filmed a cameo appearance on Coronation Street in which they will play themselves. Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt will appear in three episodes of the long-running ITV soap.

The first of the episodes will be screened in September when character Les Battersby comes face to face with his rock idols.

The storyline is being kept secret but producers revealed the band would later play at Les and Cilla's wedding.

Status Quo will be seen drinking in the Rovers Return before going to a gig, when they are spotted by young Chesney.

When Les discovers the band were there but sees a blacked-out people carrier driving away, he thinks he has lost his chance to meet the duo.


I'm not too familiar with 'Coronation Street', and I don't have a clue about the music for Status Quo. But I always welcome the chance to trumpet real-life celebs in Toobworld's League of Themselves.

For the most part, their appearance will only link 'Coronation Street' to a wide selection of pop music shows and talk shows. But there's also 'Live Aid', and as a Television event, surely that counts for something.


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