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London, England (1962 – present)

Status Quo are a band (London, England) with strong line. The group was founded by bassist Alan Lancaster and guitarist Francis Rossi in 1962.

They began as a rock and roll band called The Spectres. By 1967, with very little commercial success, they discovered and changed their name to Traffic (later Traffic Jam, to avoid confusion with Steve Winwood’s Traffic.) At this time the line-up also included organist Roy Lynes and drummer John Coghlan. Late in 1967 they recruited second guitarist Rick Parfitt and became The Status Quo, scoring Top 10 singles with Pictures Of Matchstick Men and Ice In the Sun. “Pictures of Matchstick Men” remains the only Top 40 hit single the group has ever charted in the United States. They have never achieved the same level of success there, that they have enjoyed in their home country.

After their second album Spare Parts they decided to change into a heavy boogie rock band. During the seventies they became one of the UK’s leading rock bands, gaining a faithful following due to their excellent live gigs. They showed a great amount of energy during this decade and in the early 80s. They and are best known for songs from this era such as Paper Plane (1972), Caroline (1973), Down Down (1975), John Fogerty’s Rockin’ All Over the World (1977) and Whatever You Want (1979). Down Down topped the UK charts in January 1975 (their only British No. 1 single to date).


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  • N3ver_Again

    "песня про армию омерзительная, в целом группа совершенно бесполезная и заебавшая всех своим однообразием" АХАХА. Свечку за дедов и молитвочку Путыну уже отпустил?

    21 Nov 8:02am Reply
  • RazorGothMetal

    А мне нравится

    16 Nov 6:29am Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    бля, скоро призыв уже... [2]

    12 Nov 4:21pm Reply
  • Smegness

    Aquostic..... Superb, loved them the other night live

    25 Oct 1:45am Reply
  • ultimate60s

    Aquostic! what's that all about? LOVE IT!

    21 Oct 12:55pm Reply
  • callum_hogg1

    Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo is the best

    25 Sep 9:40am Reply
  • Gabriel__S

    One of my favorite bands.. first six albums are the best

    6 Sep 10:14am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    песня про армию омерзительная, в целом группа совершенно бесполезная и заебавшая всех своим однообразием

    4 Sep 2:53pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    бля, скоро призыв уже...

    1 Jul 7:25pm Reply
  • incultojurgis

    Two weeks till I see them live in Scarborough! :D

    30 Jun 7:27pm Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    Well same here, like Spare Parts better though.

    3 Jun 2:43pm Reply
  • sls

    I love the trippy Quo from 68! Fuck what the critics said...

    10 Apr 4:47am Reply
  • Bubimann

    I like it I like it I like it I like it Ii li li li like it li li li li like it here we go rockin all over the world

    28 Jan 10:36pm Reply
  • nekoboyZic

    I Love This Band. Status Quo, You've got all my respect, see you at Hellfest 2014 :D

    25 Jan 10:15pm Reply
  • RussellChap

    any band responsible for 'Pictures of Matchstick Men' can't be all that bad.

    5 Jan 4:09pm Reply
  • Smegness

    watched bula quo , noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo what happened , massive quo fan but total shite film , defo frantic four this year , again is a must

    4 Jan 12:36am Reply
  • zweigl22

    @british-rocker You're soooo right! "In the army now" is their worst song! "Caroline", "Mean Girl", "Rocker's Rollin'" and "Down Down" ruuuulzzz!

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • british-rocker

    the best quo time at 1970-1985 with alan lancaster

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Hetfield55

    our interview with FRANCI ROSSI is online again (it was gone....) - check it out!

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
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