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Status Quo

Background information
Origin England
Genre(s) Rock and roll, Pop rock, Hard rock
Years active 1962 - present
Label(s) Fourth Chord Records (2007-)
Sanctuary Records (2005 - 2007)
Eagle Records (1999)
Polydor (1994 - 2003)
Vertigo Records (1972 - 1991)
Pye Records (1966 - 1971)
Website Status Quo Official Website
Members
Francis Rossi
Rick Parfitt
Andy Bown
John 'Rhino' Edwards
Matt Letley
Former members
John Coghlan
Alan Lancaster
Pete Kircher
Jeff Rich
Roy Lynes

Status Quo are an English rock band whose music is characterised by a strong boogie line. The group was founded by bassist Alan Lancaster and guitarist Francis Rossi in 1962, becoming "The Status Quo" in late 1967, and finally settling on the name "Status Quo" in 1970. They have recorded over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock group in history. This article is about the English rock band. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Status_quo_2005. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article is about the music genre. ... “Hard Rock” redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... Eagle Records is a record label. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... Vertigo Records was the name Philips Records chose in the sixties for its record label to counter the progressive labels of its rivals EMI (with Harvest Records) and Decca Records (with Deram Records). ... Pye Records was a British record label. ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Rick Parfitt (born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England) is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo. ... Andy Bown was born Andrew Steven Bown on 27 March 1946, in London. ... John Edwards is an English Bass Guitarist who was born May 9th 1953, in Chiswick, London John Rhino Edwards As a child he learnt classical Violin and won a scholarship to the London College of Music at the age of 11. ... Matt Letley (born 29 March 1961) is the current drummer in the English rock band, Status Quo. ... An original member of the British rock band, Status Quo. ... Alan Lancaster ... Peter Kircher, born 21st January 1948, Folkestone, Kent, is a rock drummer who played out the last few years of his professional career in the rock band Status Quo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Roy Lynes found fame as the keyboardist and occasional singer of Status Quo (originally Traffic Jam then The Spectres). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Boogie is swing blues rhythm (Burrows 1995, p. ... Alan Lancaster ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ...

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Early career

Status Quo began as a rock and roll freakbeat band in 1962. At Sedgehill Comprehensive School, Catford, Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster who were members of the same orchestra, started a band called The Scorpions. Changing their name to The Spectres, Rossi and Lancaster played their first gig at the Samuel Jones Sports Club in Dulwich, South London. In 1963 they added drummer John Coghlan. They began writing their own material and after a year met Rick Parfitt who was playing with a band called The Highlights. By the end of 1965, Rossi and Parfitt, who had become close friends, made a commitment to continue working together. On July 18, 1966 The Spectres signed a five-year deal with Piccadilly Records, releasing two singles that year, 'I (Who Have Nothing)' and 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' (written by Alan Lancaster), and one the next year called 'We Ain't Got Nothing Yet', but all three sank without trace. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sedgehill Secondary School is a large mixed gender school in south-east London in England. ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Alan Lancaster ... John Coghlan in the Seventies ... Rick Parfitt (born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England) is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo. ...


History of the band

By 1967, the group discovered psychedelia 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. They released another single 'Almost But Not Quite There' which was also a flop. Late in 1968, the band became The Status Quo and released the very successful Top 10 single "Pictures of Matchstick Men" in November. Rick Parfitt was invited to join the band just as this hit the charts.The single charted as high as Number 7. The band followed it up with "Ice in The Sun", which was almost as successful, climbing to Number 8. "Pictures of Matchstick Men" remains the only Top 40 hit single the group has ever charted in the United States. Though the group's albums have been released in the United States throughout their career, they have never achieved the same level of success and fame there that they have enjoyed in their home country. Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Traffic was a rock band from Birmingham, England, formed in late 1966 by Steve Winwood with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. ... A top 10 list is a generic term used to indicate a list of items, usually ten in number, which are considered to be best, worst, or notable in some other way, typically a record chart. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...


After their second album Spare Parts failed to impact commercially, the band decided to change musical direction, abandoning pop psychedelia and Carnaby Street fashions in favour of a hard rock sound, worn-out denims and T-shirts, which was to become their trademark throughout the 1970s. Lynes, apparently unhappy with the reduced emphasis on keyboards in the group’s heavier sound[citation needed], left in 1971, to be replaced (in the studio) by guests including keyboard studio player, Jimmy Horowitz and John Parker. By 1976, ex-The Herd and Judas Jump member Andy Bown was drafted in to cover keyboards, though as he was contracted as a solo artist with EMI, he was not credited as a full-time member until 1982. Spare Parts is the second album by the English rock band Status Quo, and the final one in the psychedelic vein. ... Londons Carnaby Street is in the district of Soho and just to the east of Regent Street. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... The name John Parker may refer to John Parker, an American judge who served at the Nuremberg Trials John Parker of South Carolina, a member of the Continental Congress (1786-1788) John Parker, Presidential Candidate (2004) of the Workers World Party John Parker, (1906-1987) British politician, Labour MP for... The Herd were an English pop group, formed in the Beckenham area in 1965. ... Andy Bown was born Andrew Steven Bown on 27 March 1946, in London. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ...


Success

After two well-received but relatively poor selling albums in 1970 and 1971, their major breakthrough came when they signed with the well-respected heavy rock and progressive label, Vertigo. Their first album for Vertigo, Piledriver came in 1972 and heralded an even heavier self-produced sound. This album was essentially the template for every subsequent album they released up until Blue for You in 1976. During this period, and throughout the rest of the 70s, they became one of the UK's leading rock bands, gaining a faithful following due to their live gigs. Quo's more popular songs from this era include "Paper Plane" (1972), "Caroline" (1973), "Down Down" (1975), "Rockin' All Over the World" (1977) and "Whatever You Want" (1979). "Down Down" topped the UK singles chart in January 1975, their first of two British number one singles to date. Quo have sold in excess of 118 million records worldwide. [1] Vertigo Records was the name Philips Records chose in the sixties for its record label to counter the progressive labels of its rivals EMI (with Harvest Records) and Decca Records (with Deram Records). ... Piledriver is the fifth album by the English Rock Band Status Quo, released in December 1972. ... Blue for You is an album by English Rock band Status Quo, released in March 1976. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2005 Kasia Kowalska concert in Warsaw A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ... Down Down was a popular single by Status Quo. ... Rockin All Over The World is regarded as one of Status Quos best known and loved songs. ... Whatever You Want is a rock song by the British rock band Status Quo. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 1970s. ...


Changes in line-up

From 1977 onwards the band's sound became more polished as they began to employ outside producers including Pip Williams, Roger Glover and John Eden. Sales remained high in the UK throughout the 1980s, but tensions within the band saw founding member John Coghlan leaving the band late in 1981 and replaced both live and in the studio by Pete Kircher from the 1960s pop band Honeybus. This line-up played its last gig in 1984 at the Milton Keynes Bowl, although the band were contracted to record more albums. Status Quo's final appearance with the Kircher line-up was to open the Live Aid charity event at Wembley in July 1985. Philip (Pip) Williams, (born October 7, 1947) is a record producer, arranger and guitarist, best known for producing albums for Status Quo and The Moody Blues. ... Roger David Glover (b. ... Peter Kircher, born 21st January 1948, Folkestone, Kent, is a rock drummer who played out the last few years of his professional career in the rock band Status Quo. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... Honeybus were a 1960s pop group, who, since their heyday, have often been pigeonholed as one-hit wonders, a tag which many say belies the rich legacy of material left behind by the band. ... , Milton Keynes (often abbreviated MK) is a large town in northern Buckinghamshire, in South East England, about 45 miles (75 km) north-west of London, and roughly halfway between London and Birmingham. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ...

Francis Rossi
Francis Rossi

That year Rossi recorded and released two solo singles with longtime writing partner Bernie Frost. Parfitt was also working on a solo album, Recorded Delivery, with bass player John Edwards and drummer Jeff Rich. The album remains unreleased, although some tracks were reworked and released sporadically as Status Quo B-sides until 1987. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x800, 199 KB) Summary Francis Rossi on stage with Quo at the Colston Hall in Bristol Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x800, 199 KB) Summary Francis Rossi on stage with Quo at the Colston Hall in Bristol Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... John Edwards is an English Bass Guitarist who was born May 9th 1953, in Chiswick, London As a child he learnt classical Violin and won a scholarship to the London College of Music at the age of 11. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ...


In the summer of 1985 Rossi, Parfitt and Bown, along with Edwards and Rich started work on a new Status Quo album. Lancaster, who was by now permanently living in Australia, took out a legal injunction to stop the band using the Status Quo name on any records, citing his increasing musical differences with the group, notably during the sessions for the 1983 album Back to Back over two tracks which became hit singles for the group around that time. He had written "Ol' Rag Blues", but was angered when the producers chose to release a version with Rossi singing lead vocal in preference to the one sung by himself, and he objected to "Marguerita Time", which he thought unduly corny and too pop-oriented for them. The injunction was lifted after a court hearing in January 1986. Lancaster remained in Australia, and in 1986 joined a band called 'Party Boys', who had no success in Britain. He left the band in 1987. Layne Back to Back Flack (born 1969 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is an American professional poker player, residing in Montana and Nevada. ...

Rick Parfitt
Rick Parfitt

The commercially successful In the Army Now album was released in 1986, the single of the same name becoming one of the band's biggest selling UK singles, reaching number 2. The following album, Ain't Complaining, released in 1988, was less successful but did produce the single "Burning Bridges", which got to number 3. This was subsequently re-recorded with new lyrics in April 1994 with Manchester United Football Club as "Come on You Reds", giving the band their second UK Number 1. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (600x800, 258 KB) Rick Parfitt on stage with Quo at the Colston Hall, Bristol in November 2005 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (600x800, 258 KB) Rick Parfitt on stage with Quo at the Colston Hall, Bristol in November 2005 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Album cover In the Army Now is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Aint Complaining is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Come on You Reds was a single released by Status Quo in 1994. ...


However the early to mid 1990s saw reduced album sales for the band. They were not helped by falling victim to Matthew Bannister’s shake up of BBC Radio 1 and they lost the subsequent court case they brought against the station. Parfitt had to undergo heart surgery in 1997, but was able to overcome it and make a successful return with a memorable performance in Norwich three months later. Rich left in 2000 and was replaced by Matt Letley. Andrew Bown also took a year off at the same time for family reasons, and was temporarily replaced on stage by Paul Hirsh, formerly of Voyager. Matthew Bannister is a British radio administrator and broadcaster. ... BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... Matt Letley (born 29 March 1961) is the current drummer in the English rock band, Status Quo. ... VOYAGER was a British pop-rock band formed initially in Newbury, Berkshire, as The Paul French Connection by Paul French (vocals, keyboards), Paul Hirsh (keyboards, guitar), Chris Hook (bass), and former member of Mr Big, John Marter (drums). ...


Status Quo in the 2000s

Although Status Quo still release new material every few years, recent years have seen them release a series of greatest hits compilations and covers albums. One of the band's most recent original albums, Heavy Traffic, is considered by many fans to show a return to their classic 1970s form. Heavy Traffic is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ...


They have a loyal group of fans in the United Kingdom, where they have enjoyed more hits than any other group in rock and roll history (over 60 as of 2006), as well as a big following in mainland Europe, most notably in The Netherlands. In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain...


In September 2005, a contestant on the long-running BBC television quiz programme Mastermind chose Status Quo as his specialist subject. That same year they took part in the long running ITV soap opera Coronation Street in a storyline which involved them being sued by the layabout Les Battersby, and performing live at his wedding as compensation. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Mastermind is a British quiz show, well-known for its challenging questions, intimidating setting and air of seriousness. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. ... Les Battersby-Brown (formerly Battersby) is a character from ITVs Coronation Street. ...


In December 2005, it was announced that Parfitt was undergoing tests for throat cancer. All subsequent dates of the UK tour were cancelled as a result. However, the growths in Parfitt's throat were found to be benign and were removed successfully. Esophageal cancer is malignancy of the esophagus. ... Look up Benign in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In November 2006, they performed in a Children in Need feature called "How Clean Is Your Gig?", looking at their tour bus. New BBC Children in Need Pudsey and logo from 2007 BBC Children in Need is an annual British charity appeal organised by the BBC. // Each year since 1980, the BBC has set aside one evening of programming on its flagship television channel, BBC One, to show events aimed at raising...


On the 1 July 2007, they performed in front of 63,000 people at the newly built Wembley Stadium as part of the Concert for Diana. For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... Concert for Diana was a concert held at the new Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom in honour of the late Diana, Princess of Wales on 1 July 2007, which would have been her 46th birthday; 2007 is also the 10th anniversary of her death. ...


Their latest album, 'In Search of the Fourth Chord', was released on their Fourth Chord label in September 2007.


Band Members

Present band members

Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Rick Parfitt (born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England) is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo. ... Andy Bown was born Andrew Steven Bown on 27 March 1946, in London. ... John Edwards is an English Bass Guitarist who was born May 9th 1953, in Chiswick, London John Rhino Edwards As a child he learnt classical Violin and won a scholarship to the London College of Music at the age of 11. ... Matt Letley (born 29 March 1961) is the current drummer in the English rock band, Status Quo. ...

Timeline

The Scorpions/The Spectres (1962)
The Scorpions (1963-1964)
The Spectres (1965-1967)
Traffic Jam (1967)
The Status Quo (1967-1971)
Status Quo (1971-1973)
Status Quo (1973-1976)
Status Quo (1976-1982)
Status Quo (1982-1985)
Status Quo (1986-2000)
Status Quo (2000 - present)

Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Alan Lancaster ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Alan Lancaster ... John Coghlan in the Seventies ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Alan Lancaster ... Roy Lynes found fame as the keyboardist and occasional singer of Status Quo (originally Traffic Jam then The Spectres). ... John Coghlan in the Seventies ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Alan Lancaster ... Roy Lynes found fame as the keyboardist and occasional singer of Status Quo (originally Traffic Jam then The Spectres). ... John Coghlan in the Seventies ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Rick Parfitt (born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England) is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo. ... Alan Lancaster ... Roy Lynes found fame as the keyboardist and occasional singer of Status Quo (originally Traffic Jam then The Spectres). ... John Coghlan in the Seventies ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Rick Parfitt (born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England) is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo. ... Alan Lancaster ... John Coghlan in the Seventies ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Rick Parfitt (born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England) is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo. ... Alan Lancaster ... Andy Bown was born Andrew Steven Bown on 27 March 1946, in London. ... John Coghlan in the Seventies ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Rick Parfitt (born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England) is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo. ... Alan Lancaster ... Andy Bown was born Andrew Steven Bown on 27 March 1946, in London. ... John Coghlan in the Seventies ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Rick Parfitt (born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England) is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo. ... Alan Lancaster ... Andy Bown was born Andrew Steven Bown on 27 March 1946, in London. ... Peter Kircher, born 21st January 1948, Folkestone, Kent, is a rock drummer who played out the last few years of his professional career in the rock band Status Quo. ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Rick Parfitt (born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England) is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo. ... Andy Bown was born Andrew Steven Bown on 27 March 1946, in London. ... John Edwards is an English Bass Guitarist who was born May 9th 1953, in Chiswick, London John Rhino Edwards As a child he learnt classical Violin and won a scholarship to the London College of Music at the age of 11. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Francis Rossi Francis Rossi (Francis Dominic Michael Nicholas Rossi) was born 29 May 1949 in Forest Hill, London and is co-founder of the British rock band Status Quo, where he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. ... Rick Parfitt (born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England) is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo. ... Andy Bown was born Andrew Steven Bown on 27 March 1946, in London. ... John Edwards is an English Bass Guitarist who was born May 9th 1953, in Chiswick, London John Rhino Edwards As a child he learnt classical Violin and won a scholarship to the London College of Music at the age of 11. ... Matt Letley (born 29 March 1961) is the current drummer in the English rock band, Status Quo. ...

UK discography

Studio albums

Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo is a 1968 album by the British rock group Status Quo. ... Spare Parts is the second album by the English rock band Status Quo, and the final one in the psychedelic vein. ... Ma Kellys Greasy Spoon is the third album by English Rock band Status Quo Track Listing Spinning Wheel Blues (Rossi/Young) Daughter (Lancaster) Everything (Rossi/Parfitt) Shy Fly (Rossi/Young) Spring Summer And Wednesdays (Rossi/Young) Juniors Wailing (White/Pugh) Lakky Lady (Rossi/Parfitt) Need Your Love (Rossi... Dog of Two Head is a 1971 rock album by Status Quo. ... Piledriver is the fifth album by the English Rock Band Status Quo, released in December 1972. ... Hello! is the sixth album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Quo is a Vertigo album by Status Quo featuring Francis Rossi, Richard Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan. ... A Status Quo album featuring Francis Rossi, Richard Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan Little Lady (Parfitt) Most Of The Time (Rossi/Young) I Saw The Light (Rossi/Young) Over And Done (Lancaster) Nightride (Parfitt/Young) Down Down (Rossi/Young) Broken Man (Lancaster) What To Do (Rossi/Young) Where I... Blue for You is an album by English Rock band Status Quo, released in March 1976. ... ... If You Cant Stand The Heat is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Album cover, Whatever You Want Whatever You Want is a 1979 rock album by the British band Status Quo. ... Just Supposin is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Never Too Late is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... 1+9+8+2 was an album by rock band Status Quo. ... Back To Back is an Album by English Rock band Status Quo A Mess Of Blues (Pomus/Shuman) Ol Rag Blues (Lancaster/Lamb) Cant Be Done (Rossi/Frost) Too Close To The Ground (Parfitt/Bown) No Contract (Parfitt/Bown) Win Or Lose (Rossi/Frost) Marguerita Time (Rossi/Frost) Your... Album cover In the Army Now is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Aint Complaining is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Perfect Remedy is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Rock Til You Drop is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Dont Stop is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Under The Influence is an album by English Rock band Status Quo Track Listing Twenty Wild Horses (Rossi/Frost) Under The Influence (Rossi/Frost) Round And Round (Bown/Edwards) Shine On (Parfitt/Edwards) Little White Lies (Parfitt) Keep ‘em Coming (Bown) Little Me And You (Bown) Making Waves (Rossi/Frost... Famous in the Last Century was an album by the British rock band Status Quo, released in 2000 to largely negative reviews. ... Heavy Traffic is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Riffs was the third album of cover songs by Status Quo, released in 2003. ... The Party Aint Over Yet Over Yet is the most recent album by English Rock band Status Quo, released September 29, 2005. ... In Search of the Fourth Chord is the most recent album by English Rock band Status Quo, released September 17, 2007. ...

Compilations

12 Gold Bars is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... From the makers of is an album by British Rock band Status Quo. ... 12 Gold Bars Vol. ... Rocking All Over The Years is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... XS All Areas - The Greatest Hits is an album by Enlgish Rock band Status Quo. ...

Live albums

  • Live! (1977), UK #3
  • Live At The N.E.C. (1983), UK #83
  • Live Alive Quo (1992) #37

Live is an album by English Rock band Status Quo. ... Live At The N.E.C was the second live album by rock band Status Quo. ... Live Alive Quo was the third live album by rock band Status Quo. ...

Singles

Song Title Highest UK
Chart Position
Peak Month Album
"I (Who Have Nothing)" [1] - September 1966 -
"Hurdy Gurdy Man" [1] - November 1966 -
"We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet" [1] - February 1967 -
"Almost But Not Quite There" [2] - June 1967 -
"Pictures of Matchstick Men" #7 January 1968 Picturesque...
"Black Veils of Melancholy" - April 1968 Picturesque...
"Ice in the Sun" #8 July 1968 Picturesque...
"Technicolour Dreams" [3] - October 1968 Picturesque...
"Make Me Stay A Bit Longer" - February 1969 -
"Are You Growing Tired of My Love?" #49 April 1969 Spare Parts
"The Price of Love" - September 1969 -
"Down the Dustpipe" #12 March 1970 -
"In My Chair" #21 October 1970 -
"Tune To the Music" - March 1971 -
"Gerdundula" - July 1971 Dog of Two Head
"Paper Plane" #8 November 1972 Piledriver
"Mean Girl" #20 April 1973 Dog of Two Head
"Caroline" #5 August 1973 Hello!
"Break the Rules" #8 April 1974 Quo
"Down Down" #1 November 1974 On the Level
"Roll Over Lay Down" [live] #9 May 1975 -
"Rain" #7 February 1976 Blue For You
"Mystery Song" #11 July 1976 Blue For You
"Wild Side of Life" #9 December 1976 -
"Rocking All Over The World" #3 September 1977 Rocking All Over The World
"Again and Again" #13 August 1978 If You Can't Stand The Heat
"Accident Prone" #36 November 1978 If You Can't Stand The Heat
"Whatever You Want" #4 September 1979 Whatever You Want
"Living on An Island" #16 November 1979 Whatever You Want
"What You're Proposing" #2 October 1980 Just Supposin
"Lies" / "Don't Drive My Car" #11 November 1980 Just Supposin
"Something 'Bout You Baby, I Like" #9 February 1981 Never Too Late
"Rock n' Roll" #8 November 1981 Just Supposin
"Dear John" #10 March 1982 1+9+8+2
"She Don't Fool Me" #36 June 1982 1+9+8+2
"Caroline" [live] #12 October 1982 Live at the N.E.C.
"Ol' Rag Blues" #9 September 1983 Back to Back
"A Mess of Blues" #15 November 1983 Back to Back
"Marguerita Time" #3 December 1983 Back to Back
"Going Down Town Tonight" #20 May 1984 Back to Back
"The Wanderer" #7 October 1984 -
"Rollin' Home" #9 May 1986 In The Army Now
"Red Sky" #19 July 1986 In The Army Now
"In The Army Now" #2 September 1986 In The Army Now
"Dreamin'" #15 November 1986 In The Army Now
"Ain't Complaining" #19 March 1988 Ain't Complaining
"Who Gets The Love?" #34 May 1988 Ain't Complaining
"Running All Over The World" #17 August 1988 -
"Burning Bridges (On and Off and On Again)" #5 December 1988 Ain't Complaining
"Not At All" #50 October 1989 Perfect Remedy
"Little Dreamer" #76 December 1989 Perfect Remedy
"The Anniversary Waltz - Part One" #2 September 1990 -
"The Anniversary Waltz - Part Two" #16 December 1990 -
"Can't Give You More" #37 August 1991 Rock Til You Drop
"Rock Till You Drop" #38 January 1992 Rock Til You Drop
"Roadhouse Medley (Anniversary Waltz Part 25)" #21 September 1992 Live Alive Quo
"Come On You Reds" #1 April 1994 -
"I Didn't Mean It" #21 July 1994 Thirsty Work
"Sherri, Don't Fail Me Now!" #38 October 1994 Thirsty Work
"Restless" #39 November 1994 Thirsty Work
"When You Walk In The Room" #34 October 1995 Don't Stop
"Fun Fun Fun" #24 February 1996 Don't Stop
"Don't Stop" #35 March 1996 Don't Stop
"All Around My Hat" #47 October 1996 Don't Stop
"The Way It Goes" #39 March 1999 Under the Influence
"Little White Lies" #47 June 1999 Under the Influence
"Twenty Wild Horses" #53 September 1999 Under the Influence
"Mony Mony" #48 May 2001 Famous in the Last Century
"Old Time Rock n' Roll" - November 2001 Famous in the Last Century
"Jam Side Down" #17 August 2002 Heavy Traffic
"All Stand Up (Never Say Never)" #51 October 2002 Heavy Traffic
"You'll Come 'Round" #14 September 2004 -
"Thinking of You" #21 December 2004 -
"The Party Ain't Over Yet" #11 September 2005 The Party Ain't Over Yet
"All That Counts is Love" #29 October 2005 The Party Ain't Over Yet
"Beginning of the End" #48 September 2007 In Search of the Fourth Chord

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References

  • Status Quo: La Route Sans Fin, foreword by Bob Young - ISBN 2-910196-42-9
  • Guinness Book of British Hit Singles - 16th Edition - ISBN 0-85112-190-X
  • Guinness Book of British Hit Albums - 7th Edition - ISBN 0-85112-619-7
  • Guinness Rockopedia - ISBN 0-85112-072-5
  • The Great Rock Discography - 5th Edition - ISBN 1-84195-017-3
  • The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits - ISBN 0-85112-250-7
  1. ^ Status Quo factsheet from the band's official website.
  2. ^ John Peel's comments on playing 'Down Down', in The Guardian.

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