Quo to sue over radio `age ban'.
Ageing rockers Status Quo [Latin, The existing state of things at any given date.] Status quo ante bellum means the state of things before the war. The status quo to be preserved by a preliminary injunction is the last actual, peaceable, uncontested status which preceded the pending controversy. are to sue the BBC BBC
in full British Broadcasting Corp.
Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. after claiming that Radio 1 is refusing to play their records.
Veteran headbangers Francis Francis, French prince, duke of Alençon and Anjou
Francis, 1554–84, French prince, duke of Alençon and Anjou; youngest son of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici. Rossi Rossi is an Italian surname, in fact the most frequent in Italy. Due to Italian immigration to many other countries, is also very common in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Rossi is the plural of Rosso, meaning the color red in Italian language. and Rick Parfitt say their discs have been blacklisted - because they're too old.
And they claim the station's executives, who draw up a weekly playlist A file that contains an index to a selected group of music files on the computer. Using digital jukebox software such as iTunes and Winamp, playlists are created by the user by dragging and dropping titles from a master index. The software may be able to create a playlist automatically. , don't like their records.
Now Quo have issued a writ for breach of contract.
The band say they're getting a raw deal and hope to win up to pounds 250,000 in damages from Radio 1.
Francis said: "It is a blanket ban and we are not having that.
"We're getting into the top 40 and we're not getting their support.
"There are many other acts who are older than us."
Status Quo have had 50 hit singles and albums.
Their latest long-playing effort, Don't Stop, has been in the top 10 for the last three weeks.
And their new single, Fun Fun Fun - recorded with Californian wrinklies The Beach Boys - went straight into the Radio 1 chart at No 24 this week.
Francis revealed that the band had been considering taking legal action for the last three years.
He said: "Even if we get into the top five they still won't play us.
"We don't mind if they don't like our records - lots of people don't like them.
"But they are a top 40 station and they should play them."