Francis Rossi character jug modeled by Martyn C. R. Alcock and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1993 limited edition of 2,500. Francis Rossi (1949- ) is one of a pair of musicians who together founded and comprise Status Quo, a famous British rock band that had its first hit in 1968 and is still performing today. Of more than fifty hit-singles recorded, at least two dozen hit the top ten. Rossi is the front man for the band. His instantly recognizable voice and the twin guitars of Rossi and Rick Parfitt are the band's main ingredients . He is known in the band as The GOMORR (the grand old man of rock and roll). On stage Francis is an outgoing and charismatic showman, but he has been labeled a recluse because he rarely attends social events, preferring to stay at home in Surrey, England, with his wife and eight children from two marriages. Rossi wrote the first Status Quo hit single, "Pictures of Matchstick Men," as well as many other songs like "Paper Plane," "Caroline," and "Down Down." A brown guitar forms the handle of the jug.
Status Quo Pair