Happy birthday to these two lovely chaps! John Coghlan and Nile Rodgers

Lets start with the lovely John Coghlan. I have know known John for a bloody long time. In fact, it was at Status Quo’s recording ofo Rocking All Over The World where I first met him. Like the rest of Quo, they have played a big part in my life. From thiose early tours through to the ‘Frantic Four’ reunion tour which I was also on. So, Johnny boy, a big happy birthday and hopefully see you soon. #JohnCoghlan #StatusQuo #NileRodgers #Chic #AbbeyRoadStudios #Birthday #Musicmakers #Music #Musicphotograher #tourphotographer

John & the wonderful Rick Parfitt backstage at Lewisham Odeon at the end of a big tour!

John & the wonderful Rick Parfitt backstage at Lewisham Odeon at the end of a big tour!

This was taken on the Frantic Four tour a few years ago!

This was taken on the Frantic Four tour a few years ago!

Again on the Frantic Four tour. This looks to ne like it was Hammersmith Odeon as we used to call it, in London.

Again on the Frantic Four tour. This looks to ne like it was Hammersmith Odeon as we used to call it, in London.

More Frantic Four tour. Ths ne was probaly Glasgow. Saying that, it could have been Wolverhampton!

More Frantic Four tour. Ths ne was probaly Glasgow. Saying that, it could have been Wolverhampton!

Somewhere on the Frantic Four tour in the UK or maybe even Ireland.

Somewhere on the Frantic Four tour in the UK or maybe even Ireland.

Now, I know where this was taken. It was the Albany Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland and I am in it, with hair. Yes, lenty of hair! L-R Bob Young, Andy Bown, John, me, Rick Parfitt holding my leg and one our drivers. Blimey, I cant remeber his name. I would imagine Bob Young or John will tell me his name when I speak to them next.

Now, I know where this was taken. It was the Albany Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland and I am in it, with hair. Yes, lenty of hair! L-R Bob Young, Andy Bown, John, me, Rick Parfitt holding my leg and one our drivers. Blimey, I cant remeber his name. I would imagine Bob Young or John will tell me his name when I speak to them next.

Something tells me this was Birmingham, UK. Around 1977.

Something tells me this was Birmingham, UK. Around 1977.

Another Frantic Four re-union shot.

Another Frantic Four re-union shot.

This was taken in Henley on Thames at my first ever public exhibition. Thats me onth eleft, with the birthday boy, John. Standing on the right is Colin Brooks-Johnson. Colin was Quo’s manager when I first started working with them back inthe 70’s. We are standing n front of one of my Quo shots from back in the day.

This was taken in Henley on Thames at my first ever public exhibition. Thats me onth eleft, with the birthday boy, John. Standing on the right is Colin Brooks-Johnson. Colin was Quo’s manager when I first started working with them back inthe 70’s. We are standing n front of one of my Quo shots from back in the day.

The other birthday boy is Nile Rodgers. I was working a little bit with Nile a few months back. But, although we didnt know each other at the time, we were both at Studio 54 back in Feb 1980 when there was a big party for the owners Steve Rubell. That was a great night with Diana Ross, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Keith Richards and the man who entertained us all was the one and only, Chuck Berry! What a night that was. Anyway enough of that. Happy birthday Nile..

Nile obviously pleased to see me with a camera.

Nile obviously pleased to see me with a camera.

Nile conducting an orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

Nile conducting an orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

Nile performing with his band Chic.

Nile performing with his band Chic.

Another shot Nile conducting an orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. This shot is hanging on th ewalls in th ecoridor at Abbey Road.

Another shot Nile conducting an orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. This shot is hanging on th ewalls in th ecoridor at Abbey Road.

Obvioulsy another one of Nile conducting at Abbey Road.

Obvioulsy another one of Nile conducting at Abbey Road.

Here is Nile and his team in the control room at Studio 1 at Abbey Road.

Here is Nile and his team in the control room at Studio 1 at Abbey Road.