LETTER OF THE WEEK
From Sounds, January 1975
My verdict on Status Quo’s appearance on Nationwide can be summed up in one word: ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWING.
It blew my mind, and it nearly blew the speaker on our telly as well.
You hardly ever see real rock bands like Quo on TV so it was brilliant to see a report on their tour. It was great to hear how the boys appreciate us fans who spend our wages following them up and down the country.
I was in heaven when they got they heads down and got stuck into “Caroline”. What a change from all the teenybopper rubbish you usually get.
But straight afterwards Sue Lawley turned to Bob Wellings and said, “Well Bob, what do you think of Status Quo?”
His reply was amazing. “I’m a big fan, Sue. A big fan.” Then he started talking about a street in Northampton with more gnomes than anywhere else in Britain.
I couldn’t believe my ears.
So Bob Wellings reckons he’s a big Quo fan does he?
Do me a favour!
I bet he’s never even seen them live, let alone been to EVERY SINGLE CONCERT on this tour like I have.
I’ve never seen Bob Wellings at a Quo concert, my mate has never seen him at a Quo concert, and I bet no other Quo fan has ever seen him at a Quo concert.
BECAUSE BOB WELLINGS HAS NEVER BEEN TO A QUO CONCERT.
I challenge Bob Wellings to prove that he is a “big fan”.
If he can prove that he has seen Quo live, even if he has only ever been to one concert, then I will apologise.
But if he isn’t really a Quo fan, then HE should apologise. Not for my sake but for Quo’s sake.
True Quo Fan, Catford