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Rick Parfitt Net Worth

Rick Parfitt Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Richard John Parfitt net worth is
$10 Million

Richard John Parfitt Wiki Biography

Richard John Parfitt, OBE was born on 12 October 1948, in Woking, Surrey, England, and was a musician and singer, best known as the rhythm guitarist for the British rock band Status Quo during the band’s almost 50 years in existence. Rick passed away in December 2016.

So just how rich was Rick Parfitt? Authoritative sources estimate that Rick’s net worth was over $10 million, accumulated during a career in the music industry which began in the early 1960s.

Rick Parfitt Net Worth $10 million

Rick’s upbringing was average in a British working-class family in post-War England, but described by him as ‘wonderful’. There was no musical background in his early life, as his father sold insurance and his mother a shop worker. He was just 11 when he began playing the guitar, performing in London pubs from his mid-teens, and then at holiday camps, subsequently joining up with Gloria and Jean Harrison to form The Highlights, so his net worth had a foundation.

Shortly afterwards he met Francis Rossi, who was playing in a band called The Spectres with John Coghlan and Alan Lancaster, and which Rick joined as an extra singer and guitarist. The band name was changed to Traffic Jam, and then in 1967 to The Status Quo, soon dropping ‘the’. Their first hit was the Rossi-penned “Pictures of Matchstick Men” the same year, which certainly established them on the music scene and contributed to Rick’s net worth, being the first of over 60 hits for the band.

The rest of Rick Parfitt’s professional life is almost all the story of Status Quo too – he and Frank Rossi have remained members of the band throughout their existence, which has now possibly ended – except for his personal problems. The band was extremely popular during the late ’60s and the ’70s, and were never completely forgotten by the music-loving public, as they managed to release popular tracks throughout their existence, and were almost always on the go, performing live around the world. Their biggest hits included “Rockin’ All Over the World”(1977), “Down Down”(1974), “Wild Side of Life”(1976), “Whatever You Want”(1979), – re-released in 2008, “What You’re Proposing”(1980), and “In the Army Now”(1986).

Additionally, over 30 studio albums were released, 10 compilation albums and six live ones, amounting to almost 120 albums sold around the world to date. They were also involved in the Live Aid and  Band Aid concerts in the mid-’80s. Parfitt and Rossi were the driving forces behind the band, contributing considerably to song-writing as well, and steadily increasing Rick’s and the other band member’s net worth. They were both honoured with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) awards in 2010 for services to music, and more honours came their way with cover versions of many Status Quo songs.

In his personal life, Rick Parfitt was married three times, with all his wives expressing difficulty dealing with his propensity for drugs and alcohol consumption. His first wife was German Marietta Boecker, then he was married to Patti Beedon (1988-95), who nevertheless tried to ‘sort him out’ for many more years, and thirdly to Lindsay Whitburn (2006-16) with whom he had twins when he was 60, but even they were rumoured to be separated in the year leading up to his death.

Rick Parfitt died in Marbella, Spain, on 24 December 2016, after suffering serious infection following a fall. He himself was very philosophical about his lifestyle, which saw him suffer several heart attacks and undergo heart bypass surgery. No doubt his influence on the world of pop music will continue long. after his demise.

Full NameRick Parfitt
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 12, 1948
Died24 December 2016
Place Of BirthWoking, United Kingdom
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist
SpouseLyndsay Whitburn (m. 2006), Patty Beedon (m. 1988–1995), Marietta Boecker?
ChildrenRichard Parfitt, Tommy Oswald Parfitt, Harry Parfitt
NicknamesParfitt, Rick , Richard John Parfitt , Parfitt, Richard J.
Music GroupsStatus Quo (Since 1967), Band Aid (1984)
MoviesBula Quo!
1We were all kind of suspicious of Jimmy Savile. We all felt, 'There's something not right there.' But we didn't know what, and it was kind of in the back of our minds. But you could never quite suss him out. We did so many Top of the Pops (1964), so many Jim'll Fix It (1975)s.
2At Top of the Pops (1964) in those days, all the bands were down in the cellar, as it were - just endless dressing rooms. It was like being in a prison.
3I think that anybody would be forgiven around that time if you've got a girl in the corner - everybody was doing that. There were loads of girls, and they were willing. They were all coming into the dressing room - you're walking into a rock band's dressing room with a skirt up to your chin. Everybody was messing about. Of course we were. Everybody was groping everybody - that was it at Top of the Pops (1964), everybody was at it.
4If you watch those early editions of Top of the Pops (1964), all the girls there have got skirts up to their chins. There were a lot of girls knocking around downstairs and people would invite them down to the dressing room. There were loads of little birds about at Top of the Pops (1964), of course there were. What used to happen upstairs in the upper echelons where Savile [Jimmy Savile] and the other DJs were - well, I never, ever knew where their dressing rooms were.
5[on performing at the Prince's Trust Rock Gala in 2010] To me it felt like a little Live Aid (1985) tonight with Queen and Phil [Phil Collins] and Midge [Midge Ure] here.
6If you're as good as Queen were, you can get away with anything, and I think they did.
7On being awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2010 with Francis Rossi: To be perfectly honest with all the hard work we have put in over the years I accept it graciously.
8"I will beat this. With such good thoughts from everyone, we will get through this together." (On his battle with throat cancer)
1Suffered heart attacks in December 2011, August 2014 and June 2016.
2He and Francis Rossi were each awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's New Years Honours List for their services to music and charity.
3Underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in 1997.
4Diagnosed with throat cancer in December 2005. He blames years of smoking fifty cigarettes a day for the disease.
5Member of Status Quo since the start in 1967.
6Guitarist and singer of Status Quo.


Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Gabalier - Die Volks-Rock'n'Roll-Show2014TV Movie writer: "Whatever You Want"
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Angela and FriendsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands2002writer: "Whatever You Want" 1979
Paul Is Dead2000writer: "Again And Again"
Top of the Pops1976-1995TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Hasta luego cocodrilo1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Crossroads1985TV Series writer - 1 episode


Bula Quo!2013Rick
Children in Need2005TV SeriesPerformer
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV2005TV SpecialPerformer (as Status Quo)

Music Department

Bula Quo!2013composer: theme music / musician


Bula Quo!2013


The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2014TV SpecialHimself
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Status Quo
Loose Women2007-2014TV SeriesHimself
Oh! You Pretty Things: The Story of British Music and Fashion2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2014TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Hello Quo2012DocumentaryHimself
The Butlin's Story2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - The Highlights, 1965
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2004-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Singer
The A Team: T4 Premiere Special2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stars on the Street2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
All Star Mr & Mrs2009TV SeriesHerself
The One Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Spicks and Specks2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
James May's 20th Century2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks2007TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Ever Comedy Movies2006TV MovieHimself
An Audience with Coronation Street2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member
Live 8: Twenty Years Ago Today2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Coronation Street2005TV SeriesHimself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
Live Aid Remembered2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Band Aid Story2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
The Great British Pop Test2004TV MoviePerformer (as Status Quo)
Harry Hill: An Audience with Harry Hill2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Band Aid: The Song That Rocked the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brainiac: Science Abuse2004TV Series documentaryHimself
This Morning2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The All New Harry Hill Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Cable TV2002TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear2002TV SeriesHimself
Killer Queen!2002Himself - Status Quo
A Celebrity Audience with Jimmy Jones2002VideoHimself - Audience Memeber
Top of the Pops: The True Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000Video documentaryHimself
Clarkson2000TV SeriesHimself
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Musikbutikken2000TV SeriesHimself
It's Slade1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gute Nacht, Gottschalk1998TV MovieHimself
The Radio One Story1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Surprise Surprise!1996TV SeriesHimself
Pebble Mill at One1996TV SeriesHimself
Queen: Champions of the World1995DocumentaryHimself
Sunday, Sunday1990TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Billy Connolly: An Audience with Billy Connolly1985TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (as Status Quo)
Cannon and Ball1983TV SeriesHimself - Status Quo
Saturday Superstore1983TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1968-1982TV SeriesHimself - Status Quo / Himself
GasTank1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pop Quiz1981TV SeriesHimself
Hits von der Schulbank1980TV MovieHimself - Musician (as Status Quo)
Iltatähti1974TV SeriesHimself
Beat-Club1968-1970TV Series
Die Drehscheibe1970TV SeriesSinger

Archive Footage

5 News2015TV SeriesHimself
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 502014TV MovieHimself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1979-1981TV SeriesHimself - Status Quo

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