“Mike” Francis Rossie of Status Quo on a back-page poster in Bravo of 8 September 1977. I put up the Dead End Kids high in a corner of our bedroom wall, having lost the Great Poster Debate; the Rossi poster was on eye-level.Rossi, who was 28 at the time, was voted Bravo readers’ 7th-most popular guitarist.Soon “Rockin’ All Over The World” would become a big hit.
Bravo liked Francis Rossi; he featured before on his own on a poster in 1976.
Status Quo on a centre-spread poster in Bravo of 13 June 1979. The photo was taken during their performance of “Accident Prone” on 27 November 1978 on the monthly Saturday evening Disco music show.
“Accident Prone” features on A Life In Vinyl 1979.
Status Quo in their customary having-a-crap-on-a-Southern-European-toilet pose on a centre-spread poster in the issue of Bravo of 11 December 1980. Their hit at the time was “What You’re Proposing”.
Rick Parfitt of Status Quo on a single-page poster in Bravo of 11 May 1978
Francis Rossi of Status Quo in Bravo 12 February 1976
At the time, Rossi seemed to style himself Mike Francis Rossi, Michael being one of his numerous middle names (his full name is Francis Dominic Nicholas Michael Rossi)