Francis Rossi Gets Hair Cut

A small part of Beelzebub´s kingdom must have iced over, as Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi has decided to get rid of his pony tail after, oh, many years.

It´s not for larks - or even for Red Nose Day - but he just felt he needed change...

Talking to the good old Sun, he said: "It looked fabulous - I felt like a fashion icon. But in the past few years my hair has got so thin that there's not enough to work into a decent ponytail. A few weeks ago it dawned on me that I looked ridiculous. So I decided to forget about clinging to my youth and that it was time to grow old gracefully."

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Over to you, Mr Parfitt...

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