Francis Rossi

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Francis Rossi
Performing with Status Quo at Wacken Open Air festival, 2017
Performing with Status Quo at Wacken Open Air festival, 2017
Background information
Birth nameFrancis Dominic Nicholas Michael Rossi[1]
Also known asMike Rossi, Frame
Born (1949-05-29) 29 May 1949 (age 73)
Forest Hill, London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1962–present
Websitewww.francisrossi.com

Sir 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 and lead guitarist of the rock band Status Quo. His genres mix from early psychedelic rock, hard rock, pop rock, blues rock/rock n roll even country rock and heavy metal.

Rossi was born in Forest Hill, London. He is of Italian and Northern Irish ancestry. He is teetotal.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "No. 59282". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2009. p. 11.
  2. "Interview: Status Quo's Francis Rossi". Nottingham Post. 7 August 2014. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.

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