John Coghlan (drummer)

John Robert Coghlan ( born September 19, 1946 in Dulwich, London ) is an English drummer.

Coghlan joined in 1962, founded by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster band The Spectres, who received in 1965 her first recording contract. After several unsuccessful singles the band Rick Parfitt took on as an additional member and changed the name in the status quo. Shortly thereafter, they succeeded with Pictures of Matchstick Men breakthrough. In the 1970s, John Coghlan had great success with the band. At the end of the 1970s, however, tensions were noticeable in the band.

Coghlan founded at this time the diesel band, despite the well-known members (eg, Andy Bown, Mick Moody and Bob Young) was but a leisure activity. By 1981, John Coghlan stayed with the status quo, with the recording of the album 1 9 8 2, he retired from then.

As a result, he continued to play with the diesel band, which remained without their own record deal because of the contractual obligations of the various members. From the Partners in Crime, with whom he played from 1985, although there were publications, however, remained unsuccessful this. Recordings of his diesel band that originated about 1992 in Sweden, remained unpublished until the single River of Tears.

In the following years it became quiet around Coghlan. From about 2000, he was again increasingly perceived by the public. Currently, he plays in various bands, including the King Earl Boogie Band and the Status Quo tribute band "State of Quo ", which also appears under the name " John Coghlan 's Quo ". In addition, he released an album with the Barrelhouse Brothers, founded by Noel Redding in 2002. Even with former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, he appeared together. A common recording from 2001 was released in 2007 under the title Little Red Rooster.

In March 2013 he participated in a reunion tour with Status Quo and came back up at together with Rossi, Parfitt and Lancaster. Recordings of the tour were under the title " Back2SQ.1 - The Frantic Four Reunion 2013", published in multiple formats (vinyl, CD, DVD and BluRay ).