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Con man told officials he was rock star

DOVER, England, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Officials in Dover, England, said they were swindled by a con artist who posed as the lead singer of the rock band Status Quo.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

UPI's weekly Today in Music package for May 24-30.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 26-May 2.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Duke Ellington, who was born in 1899; Carl Gardner of the Coasters in 1928 (age 75); Lonnie Donegan in 1931 (age 72); April Stevens of the duo Nino Tempo and April Stevens in 1937 (age 66); Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge B
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 29) Today's birthdays include the late Duke Ellington, who was born in 1899; Carl Gardner of the Coasters in 1928 (age 74); Lonnie Donegan in 1931 (age 71); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 27) Today's birthdays include "America's Top 40" host Casey Kasem in 1932 (age 70); drummer Jerry Mercer of April Wine in 1939 (age 63); ...
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Francis Rossi (born Francis Dominic Nicholas Michael Rossi 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London) is co-founder of the English rock band Status Quo, in which he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar.

He has enjoyed minor success with brief projects outside the group. In 1985 when Status Quo were on hold, he recorded two singles and a (so far unreleased) album with his longtime writing partner Bernie Frost, 'Modern Romance (I Want To Fall In Love Again)' (No. 54), and 'Jealousy'. In 1996 he issued a solo album, 'King of the Doghouse', which was not a commercial success though it produced a No. 42 hit 'Give Myself to Love'. Some years earlier, in 1976, he appeared on the soundtrack album and film 'All This And World War II', comprising cover versions of songs by the Beatles. Although the album sleeve credits the performance of 'Getting Better' to Status Quo, the track features Rossi's vocals and the London Symphony Orchestra. In 1980, he and Frost contributed vocals to 'Ships in The Night', a concept album by Bob Mitchell and Steve Coe which featured various other artists, including Colin Blunstone and Dan McCafferty. In 1981, he produced and played Coral Sitar, synthesizer, and guitar on two tracks on 'Line-Up' by Graham Bonnet, one of which was the Top 10 hit 'Night Games'.

Rossi's main guitar is a 1957 Fender Telecaster which he purchased in 1968 for £70. Through the years several parts have been replaced with G&L parts and a third pickup has been added in a configuration much like a Fender Stratocaster. For amplification Rossi uses Marshall JCM800 or JCM900 Lead series amplifiers with 4x12 cabinets and a Roland GP8 to boost his signal. The sound from his Marshall rig is blended with Vox AC30 amplifiers that are kept behind his Marshall setup.

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