Status Quo music video Ain't Complaining

Status Quo music video Burning Bridges

Status Quo music video Rain (From Top Pop)

Status Quo music video Dreamin'

Status Quo music video In The Army Now

Status Quo music video Down Down (From Top Pop)

Status Quo music video What You're Proposing (From Top Pop)

Status Quo music video Rockin' All Over The World (From Top Pop)

Status Quo music video Again And Again (From Top Pop)

Status Quo music video Ol' Rag Blues (From Musikladen)

Status Quo music video Ice In The Sun

Status Quo music video Caroline (Live At The N.E.C. May 14th 1982)

Status Quo music video Down Down (Live At The N.E.C. May 14th 1982)

Status Quo music video Paper Plane

Status Quo music video Big Fat Mama (Live At Heitere Festival In Switzerland August 19th 2003)

Status Quo music video Roll Over Lay Down

Status Quo music video Don't Waste My Time (Live At The Birmingham N.E.C. December 1989)

Status Quo music video Little Lady (Live At The Birmingham N.E.C. December 1989)

Status Quo music video Mystery Song

Status Quo music video Rain

Status Quo music video Break The Rules (Live At The Birmingham N.E.C. December 1989)

Status Quo music video Something About You Baby I Like

Status Quo music video Hold You Back (Live At The Birmingham N.E.C. December 1989)

Status Quo music video Rockin' All Over The World

Status Quo music video Whatever You Want

Status Quo music video Don't Drive My Car

Status Quo music video Again And Again

Status Quo music video 4500 Times (Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival July 4th 2004)

Status Quo music video All Stand Up (From The One And Only TV Programme July 2002)

Status Quo music video Jam Side Down

Status Quo music video Creepin' Up On You (From The One And Only TV Programme July 2002)

Status Quo music video Pictures Of Matchstick Men (From Top Of The Pops February 1968)

Status Quo music video In My Chair (Live At The Birmingham N.E.C. December 1989)

Status Quo music video Gerdundula (Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival July 4th 2004)

Status Quo music video Wild Side Of Life

Status Quo music video Rock 'N' Roll

Status Quo music video What You're Proposin'

Status Quo music video Ol' Rag Blues

Status Quo music video The Wanderer

Status Quo music video Livin' On An Island

Status Quo music video Runaway

Status Quo music video A Mess Of The Blues

Status Quo music video Marguerita Time (Live At The Birmingham N.E.C. December 1989)

Status Quo music video Rollin' Home

Status Quo music video In The Army Now

Status Quo music video When You Walk In The Room

Status Quo music video Burning Bridges (Live At The Birmingham N.E.C. December 1989)

Status Quo And The Beach Boys music video Fun Fun Fun

Status Quo music video Old Time Rock And Roll (From Top Of The Pops 2 Special November 2000)

Status Quo music video Anniversary Waltz Part 1

Status Quo music video Anniversary Waltz Part 2

Status Quo music video In The Army Now (From Formel Eins)

Scooter Vs. Status Quo music video Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want) (Audio Remastered Version)

Status Quo music video Ain't Complaining

Status Quo And The Beach Boys music video Fun Fun Fun

Status Quo music video Spinning Wheel Blues (From Musikladen)

Scooter Vs. Status Quo music video Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want) (Extended Version)

Status Quo music video Whatever You Want

Status Quo music video Ol' Rag Blues (From Musikladen)

Status Quo music video April, Spring, Summer And Wednesday (From Musikladen)

Status Quo And The Beach Boys music video Fun Fun Fun

Status Quo music video I Didn't Mean It

Status Quo music video In The Army Now

Status Quo music video The Wanderer

Status Quo music video Rocking All Over The World

Status Quo music video Marguerita Time

Status Quo music video The Anniversary Waltz (Part One)

Status Quo music video What You're Proposing

Status Quo music video The Wanderer (From Top Pop)

Scooter Vs. Status Quo music video Jump That Rock

Scooter Vs. Status Quo music video Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want)

Status Quo music video In The Army No

Status Quo music video Rockin' All Over The World

Status Quo music video Down Down (From Top Pop)

Status Quo music video Whatever You Want

Status Quo music video Something 'Bout You Baby I Like (From Bananas)

Status Quo music video Dear John (From Bananas)

Status Quo music video Rockin' All Over The World (Kultnacht)

Status Quo music video Rockin' All Over The World (From Top Of The Pops 2002)

Status Quo music video Ain't Complaining

Status Quo music video In The Army Now

Status Quo music video Down Down

Status Quo music video The Wanderer

Status Quo music video Pictures Of Matchstick Men

Scooter Vs. Status Quo music video Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want)

Status Quo music video Whatever You Want

Status Quo music video Something 'Bout You Baby I Like

Status Quo music video Anniversary Waltz Part2

Scooter Vs. Status Quo music video Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want)

Status Quo are one of Britain's longest-lived bands, staying together for over 40 years. During much of that time, the band was only successful in the U.K., where it racked up a string of Top Ten singles across the decades. In America, the Quo were ignored after they abandoned psychedelia for heavy boogie rock in the early '70s. Before that, the band managed to reach number 12 in the U.S. with the psychedelic classic "Pictures of Matchstick Men" (a Top Ten hit in the U.K.). Following that single, the band suffered a lean period for the next few years, before the bandmembers decided to refashion themselves as a hard rock boogie band in 1970 with their Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon album. the Quo have basically recycled the same simple boogie on each successive album and single, yet their popularity has never waned in Britain. If anything, their very predictability has ensured the group a large following.The origins of Status Quo lie in a London-based beat group called the Spectres. Francis Rossi (vocals, guitar) and Alan Lancaster (bass) were the core members of the Spectres from their inception; within a few years, the band had added drummer John Coughlan and organist Roy Lynes. the Spectres released three unsuccessful singles before changing their style to psychedelia and adopting the name Traffic Jam and releasing the unsuccessful single "Almost But Not Quite There." After it flopped, the group added Rick Parfitt (guitar, vocals), formerly of the cabaret band the Highlights. When Parfitt joined the band in August 1967, the group again changed its name, this time to Status Quo.At first, Status Quo backed British solo artists, including Tommy Quickly, while working on their own material. "Pictures of Matchstick Men," the group's debut single, was released at the beginning of 1968 and quickly shot to number seven on the U.K. charts; within a few months, it was a number 12 in the U.S. as well. The immediate follow-up single, "Black Veils of Melancholy," was a flop, but "Ice in the Sun," written by former British pop star Marty Wilde, became Status Quo's second Top Ten hit in the fall of 1968. Over in America, the single barely registered, squeaking to number 70; it was the last time the group would ever chart in the U.S. For the next year, Status Quo tried to replicate the success of their first two singles with similar psychedelic material, but they had little luck. Finally, they revamped their sound ( and jettisoned organist Lynes ) in the summer of 1970, debuting their new heavy, bluesy boogie rock with the single "Down the Dustpipe." The single reached number 12, yet the full-fledged hard rock album Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon didn't gain much attention. Status Quo began playing concerts regularly across England, slowly building up a strong following in England. Following well-received sets at 1972's Reading and Great Western festivals, the band became a hot property. the Quo signed with Vertigo Records and their first single for the label, "Paper Plane," cracked the Top Ten in early 1973, while their first album for Vertigo, Piledriver, reached number five. Later that year, Hello entered the charts at number one, while its accompanying single, "Caroline," reached number five. Also in 1973, keyboardist Andy Bown, formerly of the Herd and Judas Jump, became the band's unofficial keyboardist.Throughout the '70s, each album Status Quo released went into the Top Five, while their singles ( including the number one "Down Down" (1974), "Roll Over Lay Down" (1975), "Rain" (1976), "Wild Side of Life" (1976), and a cover of John Fogerty's "Rockin' All Over the World" (1977) ) consistently hit the Top Ten and frequently went gold. Since they were experiencing a great deal of success, they didn't change their sound at all, they just kept churning out the same heavy boogie. America basically ignored Status Quo, yet their eponymous album managed to chart at 148 in 1976. Nevertheless, they were an English phenomenon, and England continued to support them even when pop music was undergoing drastic changes in the late '70s. Following the release of 1980's Just Supposin', drummer John Coughlan left the band in 1981 to form his own group, Diesel. Former Original Mirrors drummer Pete Kircher replaced him; his first appearance with the group was 1982's Never Too Late. During the early '80s, tensions escalated between bassist Lancaster and guitarists Rossi and Parfitt, who were the group's main songwriters. Lancaster left the Quo after performing with them for a final time at Live Aid. He subsequently took Rossi and Parfitt to court to prevent them from using the name "Status Quo." Lancaster lost his battle, and the name became the property of the guitarists.Once the lawsuit was settled, Rossi and Parfitt assembled a new band, hiring bassist John Edwards, drummer Jeff Rich, and keyboardist Andy Bown, who officially became a member of the group. The new lineup continued Status Quo's remarkable success, as they racked up a number of new Top Ten singles and hit albums, as well as consistently selling out concerts across England and Europe. In 1994, the group had its second number one hit of its career, with the football anthem "Come on You Reds"; the single was recorded with the football champions, Manchester United. By the mid-'90s, Status Quo had scored 50 British hit singles, which was a greater number than any other band in rock & roll history. In April 1997 Parfitt underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery but fully recovered and continued performing and recording with the Quo in the years to follow. Drummer Rich departed the band in 2000, replaced by Matt Letley, who has continued on with the band in the 21st century. The single “Jam Side Down” was a Top 20 hit in the U.K. during 2002, a year that also saw the release of the critically acclaimed Heavy Traffic album. The all-covers outing Don’t Stop arrived in 2004, followed by The Party Ain’t Over Yet in 2005 and In Search of the Fourth Chord in 2007.

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