Australian singles chart:
Down the Dustpipe entered the Kent charts on 13 April 1970 and peaked at #28.
Record label of Australian release:
BONUS CLIP BELOW: Status Quo’s Francis Rossi struggled to accept the death of bandmate Rick Parfitt
Down the Dustpipe was written by Australian singer-songwriter Carl Groszmann. He was a client of Valley Music, which was affiliated to Status Quo’s management in their early days. The group recorded it, and in Francis Rossi’s words: “it was the first record to feature our soon-to-be trademark boogie shuffle”. It became one of the most popular numbers in their live set. Released as a single in 1970, it took the media by surprise as it was so different in sound from their previous work.
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Status Quo’s Francis Rossi struggled to accept the death of bandmate Rick Parfitt.
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