Aside from the divisive Brexit vote and the shock result of the US Presidential election, 2016 became known – rather darkly – as the year of celebrity deaths.

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt died on Christmas Eve aged 68 and tonight BBC4 is remembering him with the feature-length Hello Quo followed by Status Quo: Live and Acoustic at 11.20pm.

Hello Quo tells the story of the band from their beginnings in the 1960s and psychedelic hit Pictures of Matchstick Men to hitting their double-denim stride in the 1970s with songs such as Caroline and Down Down.

And, yes, they knew more than three chords…