Marguerita Time

Album: Back To Back (1983)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • By 1983, Status Quo bassist Alan Lancaster thought singer Francis Rossi's new, softer material was destroying the group. Despite the fact that this ballad reached #3 on the UK singles chart, Lancaster hated it. "It was like hearing Mick Jagger singing Humpty Dumpty, the dyed-in-the-wool rocker told Q magazine April 2013.

    Rossi added: "Alan said the song was 'unmanly'. He said he couldn't face his family after 'Marguerita Time.'"
  • Dexys Midnight Runners loved this song. They covered the song on the B-side of their 1985 single "This is What She's Like."
  • Alan Lancaster hated the song so much that he refused to appear on Top of the Pops when Status Quo performed it. Jim Lea of Slade filled in for him.

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