Status Quo

Also known as Группа "Статус-кво", Статус Кво, Статус-Кво, Стейтъс Куо, Quo, Status Quo, The, StatusQuo
Members of Status Quo: Alan Lancaster, Andy Bown, Francis Rossi, Jeff Rich, John "Rhino" Edwards, John Coghlan, John Sinclair (3), Leon Cave, Matthew Letley, Peter Kircher, Rick Parfitt, Roy Lynes
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.statusquo.co.uk/

Discography of Status Quo:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Live! 3 Audio 1975-00-00 Vertigo
2 The Anniversary Waltz 18 Audio 1990 Vertigo
3 In The Army Now 3 Audio 1986 Vertigo
4 Marguerita Time 2 Audio 1983-12-02
5 Accident Prone 2 Audio 1978 Vertigo
6 Rain 2 Audio 1976 Vertigo
7 In The Army Now 2 Audio 1986 Vertigo
8 Hello! 8 Audio 1973 Vertigo
9 In The Army Now 11 Audio 1986 Vertigo
10 Going Down Town Tonight (New Version) 2 Audio 1984
11 Pop Chronik 20 Audio 1973 Pye Records
12 Rockin' All Over The World 12 Audio 1977 Vertigo
13 In The Army Now 3 Audio 1986 Vertigo
14 Piledriver 8 Audio 1983 Vertigo
15 Pictures Of Matchstick Men 12 Audio 1976 Hallmark Records
16 Pictures Of Matchstick Men 2 Audio 1968 Pye Records
17 Down Down / Nightride 2 Audio 1975 Vertigo
18 The Anniversary Waltz 3 Audio 1990
19 Hit Album 16 Audio 1988 Polystar (3)
20 12 Gold Bars 12 Audio 1980-03-22 Vertigo
21 Break The Rules 2 Audio 1974 Vertigo
22 Caroline 2 Audio 1973 Vertigo
23 I Didn't Mean It 2 Audio 1994
24 Rockin' All Over The World 2 Audio 1978 Vertigo
25 What You're Proposing 2 Audio 1980 Vertigo
26 12 Gold Bars 12 Audio Vertigo
27 Status Quo 4 Audio 1983 AMIGA
28 The Party Ain't Over Yet... 2 Audio 2005 Sanctuary Records
29 Status Quo-Tations 12 Audio 1969 Marble Arch Records
30 On The Level 10 Audio 1975 Vertigo
31 Live 15 Audio 1977 Vertigo
32 Spare Parts 12 Audio 1969 Pye Records
33 Blue For You 9 Audio 1976 Vertigo
34 Whatever You Want 10 Audio 1979 Vertigo
35 Whatever You Want 10 Audio 1979-10-20 Vertigo
36 Dog Of Two Head 9 Audio 1971 Pye Records
37 Tune To The Music 2 Audio 1971-00-00 Pye Records
38 Whatever You Want 2 Audio 1979 Vertigo
39 Spare Parts 12 Audio 1987 TELDEC
40 Live At The N.E.C. 10 Audio 1982-08-04 Vertigo
41 In The Army Now 3 Audio 1986 Vertigo
42 Greatest Hits And More 36 Audio 1999 Universal
43 Ol' Rag Blues 2 Audio 1983-09-02 Vertigo
44 Rockin' All Over The World 12 Audio 1980 AMIGA
45 Caroline 2 Audio 1975
46 Live 15 Audio 1977 Vertigo
47 Piledriver 8 Audio 1973 Vertigo
48 Break The Rules 2 Audio 1974-04-26 Vertigo
49 In The Army Now 11 Audio 1986 Vertigo
50 Blue For You 9 Audio 1976 Vertigo


Two south London fellows called Alan Lancaster (bass) and Francis Rossi (guitar) founded the band "The Spectres" in 1962 (see [a=Spectres, The (2)]). At that time, Mr. Rossi preferred to call himself Mike after one of his second names.

In 1966, the band changed their name to "Traffic", shortly thereafter to "Traffic Jam" (see [a=Traffic Jam (5)]). The lineup consisted of Lancaster, Rossi, John Coghlan (drums) and Roy Lynes (keyboard).

A year later, the band changed name once again to "The Status Quo". Rick Parfitt (guitar) joined the band. Their first hit record, "Pictures of Matchstick Men", was released. "The" was soon omitted from the name of the band, known thereafter as just "Status Quo"

In 1970, an LP, "Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon", was released. The album showed that the band was heading towards a heavy rock'n'roll style. Roy Lynes had now left the band.

The first release of an album on Vertigo came in 1972, "Piledriver" showed that Quo intended to play a heavy, guitar-dominated boogie-rock'n'roll. (A decision that made them one of the greatest bands ever.)

The release of "Hello!" in 1973 made it clear that their rock'n'roll intention wasn't an accident.

The seventies went on, with Status Quo releasing albums, of which one was the wonderful "Live".

In 1982, the band member John Coghlan quit, and the record "1+9+8+2" released this year had a drummer called Pete Kircher. Andy Bown, a keyboardist who had been playing with Quo since 1977, was from now on considered an official member of the band (As well as Kircher).

In 1984 the band announced that they were going to break up. The "End of the Road Tour" was a total success.

In 1985, the band reunited for one night to play the opening of the "Live Aid" show.

When everyone thought that the story was over, the band released an album called "In The Army Now" in 1986. The line-up was now Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards (bass) and Jeff Rich (drums).

1986-2000, the line-up didn't change.

In May 2000, the drummer Jeff Rich quitted Quo. New drummer is Matthew Letley.

Status Quo is still going strong.


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