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ohn Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly-formed band in 1962 and the group went through a series of names, including Traffic Jam, before meeting up with Rick Parfitt and becoming Status Quo in the late 60s. A long string of hit records, successful worldwide tours and television appearance followed for the next 20 years: the hits included Pictures of Matchstick Men; Down Down; Caroline; Rain; Rockin' All Over the World, and many more.
When John Coghlan left Status Quo in the latter months of 1981 - during rehearsals of new material for the band's 20th Anniversary album in Switzerland, he decided to turn his attention to his own band Diesel. Coghlan had continued to revive his band, on a part time basis since his first performance as John Coghlan's Diesel Band, with a group of friends at the Marquee Club in London back in 1977. The line up for this debut show had consisted of Coghlan on Drums, with Bob Young on harmonica and backing vocals, Andy Bown playing ba ...
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