Les Battersby's favourite rock band Status Quo have been named Britain’s hardest working rockers after performing in the most arena concerts during 2008. The band managed to beat popular British boy band Take That who successfully performed a series of thirty four sellout comeback concerts to packed arenas. The Quo, famous for their hit, “Rockin All Over the World”, performed to over 300,000 fans, who flocked to see their thirty five U.K. performances. The Quo’s lead singer and front man, Francis Rossi explained that playing to their fans is still and has always been the band’s top priority. Rossi stated that nothing beats playing live and this is as relevant today as it’s always been. Status Quo have released 75 U.K. singles since performing their first gig in South London in 1962.
* Foreign and overseas visitors, please note that Les Battersby was a popular character in one of Britain’s favourite soaps, “Coronation Street”. He was also a big fan of The Quo!