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Status Quo is a British rock band , formed in 1962 by Alan Lancaster and Francis Rossi .

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Status Quo [1] , also known as The Quo or just Quo, are an English rock band whose music is characterized by a strong boogie and boogie-woogie style. The roots of the group lie in "The Spectres" founded by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster students in 1962. After several lineup changes, the band end of 1967, "The Status Quo", which ultimately "Status Quo" was in 1970. Has more than 60 hits in the UK earned the band more than any other rock band. [2] 22 singles reached the top ten in the United Kingdom .

The band began in the Underground rock in the 60s under the name The Spectres (not to be confused with the Australian group The Spectres , where Bon Scott starred in before he joined AC / DC came out). Around 1967, the band members discovered the psychedelic rock and they changed their name to Traffic and not much later in Traffic Jam (to avoid confusion with the band Traffic by Steve Winwood ). At the end of that year they pulled Rick Parfitt and they called Status Quo . After a brief psychedelic period with several hits like 'Pictures of Matchstick Men', 'Black Veils of Melancholy "and" Ice in the Sun "Quo changed his style with the album Dog of two head . Gradually, with the albums Piledriver and Hello early seventies to a wide audience. The band has developed its own distinctive style of few chords, simple lyrics and a solid rhythm.The band scored major hits including worldwide Mean Girl , Paper Plane , Caroline , Down Down , Break the Rules , Whatever you want , Rockin all over the world , The Wanderer and in the army now , but never broke through in the U.S.. The biggest hit was the band in 1975 with the live version of Roll over lay down , from the album Hello(1973).

The year 1982 was for Status Quo in the sign of their twentieth anniversary. The band released an album titled: 1 +9 +8 +2 (the sum of the digits is 20). Drummer John Coghlan left the band during the recording of this album and was replaced by Pete Kircher . Also Andy Bown became an official member of Status Quo then. Bown worked closely for many years with the band.

On May 14, 1982 Status Quo played at the NEC in Birmingham . Stood the royal couple among the 11,000-strong crowd Charles and Diana . A portion of the concert was published later that year on an album entitled Live At The NEC .

In 1984 the band decided to stop touring. Once a major world tour was undertaken: the The End Of The Road Tour . This ended with a final gig in Milton Keynes . BassistAlan Lancaster left Status Quo and settled in Australia. Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt worked in 1984 with the Band Aid single Do they know it's Christmas . This song, a worldwide number one hit was, was recorded to raise money for the gigantic famine in Africa .

Alan Lancaster came out of retirement in 1985 when Status Quo Live Aid opened with Rocking all over the world . This concert was a continuation of the collection of Band Aid , and was in two stages, Wembley Stadium, London and JFK stadium Philadelphia played. Although particularly critical in this concert before media was expressed, the band got the 72,000-strong audience to sing along and dance. Have hindsight acknowledged their wrong the skeptics: the opening was shown a sublime move by Bob Geldof. The atmosphere was from the first song matchless.

In April 1986 Parfitt and Rossi, decided after some legal wrangling with Alan Lancaster on the name Status Quo yet again to go on tour, this time in the company of John "Rhino" Edwards on bass, Jeff Rich on drums and Andy Bown on keyboards. In August of that year, a new album came out: In The Army Now . The title track was a cover of the Dutch duo Bolland and Bolland . This song was released as a single and scored the band here is one of their greatest hits along. In the former Soviet Union , where when Perestroika began, received Status Quo live performances with a super stardom.

Alan Lancaster gave the Status Quo repertoire an Australian continued his Lancaster Bombers . John Coghlan has remained active with the old Status Quo repertoire.

After several albums Status Quo came in 2002 with " Heavy Traffic ". Meanwhile, drummer Jeff Rich was left and he was replaced by Matt Letley . With this new album Status Quo hit the road again early seventies: solid and straightforward rock.

Heavy Traffic was followed in 2003 by a cover album, called " Riffs ". This was not only covers listening, but also re-recorded classics like Caroline , Whatever you want , Down the dust pipe and Rockin 'all over the world .

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On September 19, 2005, the band released another album, The Party Is not Over Yet . The appearance of this album was accompanied by a world tour.Moreover, in 2005, celebrated the fact that Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt had previously know each other. Forty years ago The tour was interrupted in December 2005 due to health Rick Parfitt. Initially throat cancer was suspected by him, but that turned out not to be the case.

The band played in 2006 at the Arrow Rock Festival in Lichtenvoorde .

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On November 6, 2006 the first official live DVD came out: Just Doin 'It . This included recordings of the concert Status Quo in May 2006 gave the NEC in Birmingham.

The British music magazine NME called Status Quo in 2006 to become the most successful British band ever, because they have scored than any other British band. more song climbed (61)

On July 1, 2007, the band played at the " Concert for Diana "at the Wembley stadium, the song Rockin 'All Over The World . On July 27, 2007 the band performed at the opening of the Zwarte Cross festival in Lichtenvoorde . On August 11 of that year, Status Quo was closing the first edition of Pinkpop Classic .

The 33th album by Status Quo appeared on September 17, 2007: In Search of the Fourth Chord , a name that referred to the fact that Status Quo (wrongly) was regularly accused of only three chords to use.

In September 2008 the band released together with the German band "Scooter", a Techno version of "Whatever you want." In early December of that year, the band released its first ever Christmas single, "It's Christmastime.

In February 2010, Rick and Francis in England were appointed for charities to OBE [Order of the British Empire]. Their contribution to pop music and work

In 2011, the new album Quid Pro Quo came out. The CD consists of new songs that are reminiscent of earlier times.

In September 2012 a new documentary came out, Hello Quo, Alan G Parker. This also worked former members of the Frantic Four, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan, participated. Lancaster and Coghlan also played along with Parfitt and Rossi during a nine-story concert tour in Britain in March 2013.

In 2013 there was a real movie with Rossi and Parfitt starring out, Bula Quo, directed by Stuart St. Paul. It is an action-comedy. There will be a re-recorded soundtrack with hits and some new songs.

Band members edit ]Edit

Former band members

Discography edit ]Edit

Albums edit ]Edit

Album (s) with any hit in 

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
Picturesque match stickable messages from the Status Quo 1968 -
Spare parts 1969 -
Ma Kelly's greasy spoon 1970 -
Dog of two head 1971 -
Piledriver 1972 -
Hello! 1973 -
Quo 1974 -
On the level 1975 22-02-1975 2 19
Blue for you 1976 28-02-1976 1 (3wk) 15
Live 1976 26-02-1977 8 16 Live Album
Rockin 'all over the world 1977 12-11-1977 10 9
If you can not stand the heat 1978 28-10-1978 14 10
Whatever you want 1979 20-10-1979 8 13
Just supposin ' 1980 01-11-1980 15 7
Never too late 1981 04-04-1981 17 7
1 +9 +8 +2 1982 01-05-1982 5 12
Back to back 1983 -
Live at the National Exhibition Centre (Birmingham) 1984 12-05-1984 32 5 Live Album
The complete hit album 1985 06-04-1985 22 17 Compilation
In the army now 1986 20-09-1986 45 9
Is not complaining 1988 04-06-1988 54 4
Perfect Remedy 1989 -
Rockin 'all over the years 1990 17-11-1990 22 13 Compilation
Rock til you drop 1991 -
Live Alive Quo 1992 -
Thirsty work 1994 03-09-1994 32 7
Do not stop 1996 -
Under the influence 1999 10-04-1999 74 2
Famous in the last century 2000 -
Greatest hits and more 2000 22-04-2000 16 7 Compilation
Heavy traffic 23-09-2002 05-10-2002 75 2
Riffs 17-11-2003 -
Xs all areas - The greatest hits 01-10-2004 - Compilation
The party is not over yet ... 19-09-2005 24-09-2005 65 2
In search of the fourth chord 14-09-2007 22-09-2007 71 2
Top 100 25-06-2010 17-07-2010 23 7 Compilation
Quid Pro Quo 27-05-2011 04-06-2011 32 3
Album (s) to hit in 

the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
Do not stop 1996 11-05-1996 29 3
Whatever you want - The very best of 1997 15-11-1997 33 14 * Compilation
Quid Pro Quo 2011 04-06-2011 61 3

Singles edit ]Edit

Single (s) with any hit in 

the Dutch Top 40

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
Pictures of Matchstick Men 1968 24-02-1968 4 9 Nr. 3 in the Single Top 100
Black veils of melancholy 1968 04-05-1968 18 5
Ice in the sun 1968 31-08-1968 24 7
Technicolor dreams 1968 30-11-1968 tip -
Are you growing tired of my love 1969 25-04-1968 0 0
Mean girl 1973 23-06-1973 19 6 Nr. 14 in the Single Top 100
Down, down 1975 08-02-1975 2 11 Nr. 1 in the Single Top 100
Roll over lay down (Live) 1975 12-07-1975 2 13 Nr. 2 in the Single Top 100
Rain 1976 21-02-1976 5 7 Nr. 5 in the Single Top 100
Mystery Song 1976 31-07-1976 13 6 Nr. 15 in the Single Top 100
Wild side of life 1977 01-01-1977 18 7 Nr. 18 in the Single Top 100
Rockin 'all over the world 1977 05-11-1977 13 7 Nr. 11 in the Single Top 100
Hold you back 1978 17-06-1978 8 9 Nr. 6 in the Top 100 Single / Alarm Disc
Again and again 1978 30-09-1978 10 9 Nr. 9 in the Single Top 100
Accident prone 1979 06-01-1979 13 6 Nr. 10 in the Single Top 100
Whatever you want 1979 06-10-1979 5 10 Nr. 5 in the Single Top 100
Runaway / Living on an island 1979 01-12-1979 tip2 - Nr. 25 in the Single Top 100
What you're proposing 1980 04-10-1980 7 9 Nr. 4 in the Top 100 Single / Alarm Disc
Groin 1980 20-12-1980 35 3 Nr. 24 in the Single Top 100
Something about you baby I like 1981 14-03-1981 37 3 Nr. 15 in the Single Top 100
Dear John 1982 17-04-1982 22 5 Nr. 24 in the Single Top 100
Ol 'rag blues 1983 01-10-1983 21 4 Nr. 20 in the Single Top 100
Marguerita Time 1984 07-01-1984 tip2 - Nr. 35 in the Single Top 100
The wanderer 1984 17-11-1984 4 9 Nr. 6 in the Single Top 100
Rock 'n' roll 1985 26-01-1985 25 6 Nr. 20 in the Single Top 100
Rollin 'home 1986 07-06-1986 tip2 - Nr. 43 in the Single Top 100
In the army now 1986 08-11-1986 11 7 Nr. 15 in the Single Top 100
Anniversary waltz (part one) 1990 17-11-1990 4 8 Nr. 5 in the Single Top 100
Anniversary waltz (part two) 1991 - Nr. 66 in the Single Top 100
The way it goes 1999 27-03-1999 tip21 - Nr. 62 in the Single Top 100
Little white lies 1999 - Nr. 73 in the Single Top 100
Twenty wild horses 1999 - Nr. 96 in the Single Top 100
Jump that rock (Whatever you want) 26-09-2008 - by Scooter / 

Nr. 91 in the Single Top 100

Single (s) with song climbed 

into the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
Mean girl 1973 - Nr. 25 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Down, down 1975 - Nr. 1 From the Radio 2 Top 30
Roll over lay down (Live) 1975 - Nr. 7 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Rain 1976 - Nr. the Radio 2 Top 30
Mystery Song 1976 - Nr. 15 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Wild side of life 1977 - Nr. 18 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Rockin 'all over the world 1977 - Nr. 15 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Hold you back 1978 - Nr. 16 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Again and again 1978 - Nr. 21 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Accident prone 1979 - Nr. 14 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Whatever you want 1979 - Nr. 4 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Runaway / Living on an island 1979 - Nr. 20 in the Radio 2 Top 30
What you're proposing 1980 - Nr. 6 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Groin 1980 - Nr. 23 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Dear John 1982 - Nr. 17 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Ol 'rag blues 1983 - Nr. 27 in the Radio 2 Top 30
The wanderer 1984 - Nr. 10 in the Radio 2 Top 30
In the army now 1986 - Nr. 12 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Anniversary waltz (part one) 1990 - Nr. 7 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Anniversary waltz (part two) 1991 - Nr. 20 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Radio 2 Top 2000 edit ]Edit

Number (s) with markings 

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

'99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13
Down down - 509 262 381 418 414 381 455 563 432 496 512 675 576 681
Ice in the sun 1839 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
In the army now - 992 900 1365 1498 1692 1295 1547 1824 1545 1909 1855 1728 1556 1809
Pictures of Matchstick Men 1379 - 1178 1764 - 1817 1819 1771 - 1984 1973 - - - -
Rockin 'all over the world - 763 665 710 1016 829 641 876 939 812 910 962 986 1103 1123
Roll over lay down 167 160 89 136 172 226 150 220 328 196 295 330 372 492 442
The wanderer - 1530 762 1881 1937 1571 1496 1798 - 1865 - - - - -
Whatever you want 525 397 298 286 479 425 383 500 561 449 540 603 669 651 636

DVDs Edit ]Edit

DVDs hit in the Dutch Top 30 Music Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

 Highest  

position

 Number of  

weeks

 Comments 
Pictures - Live at Montreux 2009 2009 24-10-2009 17 4
Back2SQ.1 - The frantic four reunion 2013 - Live at Wembley Arena 2013 12-10-2013 6 8 *

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