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Encyclopedia > John Coghlan (drummer)

John Coghlan (born John Robert Coghlan, 19 September 1946, Dulwich, London, England[1]) was an original member of the English rock band, Status Quo, and is considered a member of Quo's celebrated line-up. is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Dulwich (pronounced or ) is a settlement mostly in the London Borough of Southwark with parts in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... This article is about the English rock band. ...


He joined Status Quo, then called The Spectres, in the early 1960s. His drumming can be heard on Status Quo songs such as "Caroline", "Down Down", "Rockin' All Over the World" and "Whatever You Want". The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... Down Down was a popular single by Status Quo. ... Rockin All Over The World is regarded as one of Status Quos best known and loved songs. ... Whatever You Want is a rock song by the British rock band Status Quo. ...

He left the group in late 1981, to be replaced by Pete Kircher, formerly of the 1960s band Honeybus. After his departure Coghlan played with Partners In Crime who failed to create major attention. He also played on a one-off single by The Rockers, a supergroup also comprising Roy Wood, Phil Lynott and Chas Hodges, "We Are The Boys (Who Make All The Noise)", a rock and roll medley, which was released in November 1983 and made No. 79 in the charts. Peter Kircher, born 21st January 1948, Folkestone, Kent, is a rock drummer who played out the last few years of his professional career in the rock band Status Quo. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... Honeybus were a 1960s pop group formed in April 1967, in London, who, since their heyday, have often been pigeonholed as one-hit wonders, a tag which many say belies the rich legacy of material left behind by the band. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... For other uses, see Supergroup (disambiguation). ... Roy Adrian Wood (sometimes erroneously thought to be born as Ulysses Adrian Wood, from a offhand interview comment in the 1960s) (born 8 November 1946 in Birmingham), is a songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. ... Philip Parris Lynott (August 20, 1949–January 4, 1986) was an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of Thin Lizzy. ... Chas Hodges is the piano and guitar playing half of the English music group Chas and Dave. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A medley is a collection of related but different things, served as one. ...

His own band, 'John Coghlan's Diesel', was a loose ensemble which consisted of friends he got to know in his Status Quo years, most notably Bob Young and Andy Bown. Diesel never signed a proper recording contract. Andy Bown was born Andrew Steven Bown on 27 March 1946, in London. ... A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote. ...

Coghlan continues to play in a number of bands, including 'John Coghlan's Quo' and the 'John Coghlan Band'. JCQ is made up of Coghlan plus non-drumming members of leading Status Quo cover band, State of Quo. JCB is made up of the non-drumming members of the 12 bar boogie rock band Predatür. He also tours with the King Earl Boogie Band with former members of Mungo Jerry.

External link

  • John Coghlan's Official Site



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