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Status Quo is a UK rock band founded by bassist Alan Lancaster and guitarist Francis Rossi in 1962. Rock group (or later rock band) is a generic name to describe a group of musicians specializing in a particular form of electronically amplified music. ... 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. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Status Quo performing Gerdundula on stage in Bristol
Status Quo performing Gerdundula on stage in Bristol

They began as a rock and roll freakbeat band called the Spectres. By 1967, with very little commercial success, they 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 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. Image File history File linksMetadata Status_quo_2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Status_quo_2005. ... Bristol is a unitary authority with city and ceremonial county status in South West England. ... 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. ... 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. ... Image:S Winwood S Fisher. ... Traffic on the cover of their eponymous 1968 album. ... Rick Parfitt Rick Parfitt born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the British rock band Status Quo. ...


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). The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Caroline could be a reference to: a given name, the feminine version of the masculine name Charles. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... John Fogerty (born 28 May 1945 in Berkeley, California) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for his time with the southern rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. ... ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Album cover, Whatever You Want Whatever You Want is a 1979 rock album by the British band Status Quo. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


Lynes left in 1971, to be replaced initially by guest keyboard players on album, including Jimmy Horowitz and John Parker, and later on a more permanent basis on record and stage by ex-The Herd and Judas Jump member Andy Bown, though as he was contracted as a solo artist with EMI, he was not credited as a full-time member until 1982. Coghlan left in late 1981, to be replaced by Pete Kircher from 1960s band Honeybus. This short-lived lineup played its last gig in 1984 at the Milton Keynes Bowl, and reformed briefly to open the Live Aid charity event at Wembley in July 1985. 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 was 1970s uk rock bubblegum pop band which featured Peter Frampton and Andy Bown and others. ... Andrew Bown Andrew Bown Andy Bown was born March 27th, 1946 in London. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Hammersmith in London, in the United Kingdom. ... 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. ... The Honeybus were a versatile 1960s British band, who, since their heyday, have often been pigeonholed as one-hit wonders, a tag which belies the rich legacy of material left behind by the band. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Milton Keynes Milton Keynes (pronounced ) is a purpose-built, high technology city in South East England. ... Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on July 13, 1985. ...


That year Rossi recorded and released two solo singles with longtime writing partner Bernie Frost. Parfitt was also working on a solo album which is still unreleased, although some tracks have been re-recorded by Status Quo and released as 'B' sides. Bass player John Edwards and drummer Jeff Rich, both ex-Judie Tzuke Band and Climax Blues Band, assisted Parfitt in the studio. Singer/songwriter Judie Tzuke was born Judie Myers in London on 3rd April 1956. ...


In the summer of 1985 Rossi, Parfitt and Bown, along with Edwards and Rich started work on a new album. Lancaster, who was living in Australia at the time, took out a legal injunction to stop the band using the Status Quo name on any records. The injunction was lifted after a court hearing in January 1986. Lancaster had had 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-orientated for them. He remained in Australia, forming a band called Party Boys, who had no success in Britain. Layne Back to Back Flack (born 1969 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is an American professional poker player, residing in Montana and Nevada. ...


The commercially successful In The Army Now album was released in 1986, and the band continues to this day with the revised personnel. Rich left in 2000 and was replaced by Matthew Letley. Andrew Bown took a year off at the same time for family reasons and was replaced on stage by Paul Hirsh, formerly of Voyager. Look up voyager on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Although Quo still release new material every few years, their management seem have taken to making them release a series of greatest hits compilations and covers albums. One of the band's most recent original albums, Heavy Traffic, shows a return to classic form not seen since the late 1970s.


Status Quo has often been characterized, perhaps unfairly, as producing very simple songs, always in the same format: 4/4 rhythm, three chord structure. However, the recordings from their first decade demonstrate a diversity in musical style and complexity to rival most of the late 60s UK bands, and several of their singles and album tracks from later show considerable subtlety, not least the mainly acoustic 1979 single Living On An Island, and the 1980 album track, later a single, Rock'n'Roll, which is ironically one of the least rock'n'roll-like songs they have ever recorded. In music and music theory, a chord (from the Middle English cord) short for accord is three or more different notes or pitches sounding simultaneously, or nearly simultaneously, over a period of time. ... 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. ...


They have a loyal group of fans in England, where they have enjoyed more hits than any other group in rock and roll history (over 60 as of mid-2005), as well as a big following in Europe, notably in The Netherlands. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ...


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. Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national public service broadcaster of the United Kingdom (see British television). ... The term Mastermind can refer to various different concepts: Mastermind as an act of prescribing proposed methods of moving towards or achieving one or more objectives or goals, see plan. Mastermind, the UK quiz show. ... Independent Television (ITV) is the name given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up to provide competition to the BBC. In England and Wales the channel was recently rebranded ITV1 by ITV plc who own the regional broadcasting licences for the regions. ... 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 Britains longest-running television soap opera, and the UKs consistently highest-rated show. ... 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 on 20th December it was further announced that the growths found in Parfitt's throat were benign and had been removed.


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Original UK Albums

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The Hit Singles of Status Quo

  • Pictures Of Matchstick Men (Jan 1968) #7
  • Ice In The Sun (Jul 1968) #8
  • Are You Growing Tired Of My Love (Apr 1969) #46
  • Down The Dustpipe (Mar 1970) #12
  • In My Chair (Oct 1970) #21
  • Paper Plane (Nov 1972) #8
  • Mean Girl (Feb 1973) #20
  • Caroline (Aug 1973) #5
  • Break The Rules (Apr 1974) #8
  • Down Down (Nov 1974) #1
  • Roll Over Lay Down (May 1975) #9
  • Rain (Feb 1976) #7
  • Mystery Song (Jul 1976) #11
  • Wild Side Of Life (Dec 1976) #9
  • Rockin' All Over The World (Sep 1977) #3
  • Again And Again (Aug 1978) #13
  • Accident Prone (Nov 1978) #36
  • Whatever You Want (Sep 1979) #4
  • Living On An Island (Nov 1979) #16
  • What You're Proposing (Oct 1980) #2
  • Lies / Don't Drive My Car (Nov 1980) #11
  • Something 'Bout You Baby I Like (Feb 1981) #9
  • Rock'n'Roll (Nov 1981) #8
  • Dear John (Mar 1982) #10
  • She Don't Fool Me (Jun 1982) #36
  • Caroline (Live At The NEC) (Oct 1982) #13
  • Ol' Rag Blues (Sep 1983) #9
  • A Mess Of Blues (Nov 1983) #15
  • Marguerita Time (Dec 1983) #3
  • Going Down Town Tonight (May 1984) #20
  • The Wanderer (Oct 1984) #7
  • Rollin' Home (May 1986) #9
  • Red Sky (Jul 1986) #19
  • In The Army Now (Sep 1986) #2
  • Dreamin' (Nov 1986) #15
  • Ain't Complaining (Mar 1988) #19
  • Who Gets The Love (May 1988) #34
  • Running All Over The World (Aug 1988) #17
  • Burning Bridges (On And Off And On Again) (Nov 1988) #5
  • Not At All (Oct 1989) #50
  • The Anniversary Waltz - Part 1 (Sep 1990) #2
  • The Anniversary Waltz - Part 2 (Dec 1990) #16
  • Can't Give You More (Aug 1991) #37
  • Rock 'Til You Drop (Jan 1992) #38
  • Roadhouse Medley (Anniversary Waltz Part 25) (Sep 1992) #21
  • I Didn't Mean It (Jul 1994) #21
  • Sherri Don't Fail Me Now (Oct 1994) #38
  • Restless (Nov 1994) #39
  • When You Walk In The Room (Oct 1995) #34
  • Fun Fun Fun (with The Beach Boys) (Feb 1996) #24
  • Don't Stop (Mar 1996) #35
  • All Around My Hat (Oct 1996) #47
  • The Way It Goes (Mar 1999) #39
  • Little White Lies (Jun 1999) #47
  • Twenty Wild Horses (Sep 1999) #53
  • Mony Mony (May 2001) #48
  • Jam Side Down (Aug 2002) #17
  • All Stand Up (Never Say Never) (Oct 2002) #51
  • You'll Come 'Round (Sep 2004) #14
  • Thinking Of You (Dec 2004) #21
  • The Party Ain't Over Yet (Sep 2005) #11
  • All That Counts Is Love (Oct 2005) #29

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Status quo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (402 words)
Status quo is a Latin term meaning the present current, existing state of affairs.
The concept of status quo comes from the diplomatic term status quo ante bellum, meaning "as it was before war," referring to the withdrawal of enemy troops and restoration of power to prewar leadership.
Arguing to preserve the status quo is usually done in the context of opposing a large, often radical change.
Status Quo (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (995 words)
Status Quo is a UK rock band founded by bassist Alan Lancaster and guitarist Francis Rossi in 1962.
Status Quo has often been characterized, perhaps unfairly, as producing very simple songs, always in the same format: 4/4 rhythm, three chord structure.
In September 2005 a contestant on the long-running BBC television quiz programme "Mastermind" chose Status Quo as his specialist subject.
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