Status Quo

Also known as Группа "Статус-кво", Статус Кво, Статус-Кво, Стейтъс Куо, Quo, Status Quo, The, StatusQuo

Short biography of Status Quo: 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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  1. http://www.statusquo.co.uk/
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Status Quo - Live! Live! 3
mp3, CD
1975-00-00 Vertigo
2 Status Quo - The Anniversary Waltz The Anniversary Waltz 18
mp3, CD
1990 Vertigo
3 Status Quo - In The Army Now In The Army Now 3
mp3, CD
1986 Vertigo
4 Status Quo - Marguerita Time Marguerita Time 2
mp3, CD
1983-12-02
5 Status Quo - Accident Prone Accident Prone 2
mp3, CD
1978 Vertigo
6 Status Quo - Rain Rain 2
mp3, CD
1976 Vertigo
7 Status Quo - In The Army Now In The Army Now 2
mp3, CD
1986 Vertigo
8 Status Quo - Hello! Hello! 8
mp3, CD
1973 Vertigo
9 Status Quo - In The Army Now In The Army Now 11
mp3, CD
1986 Vertigo
10 Status Quo - Going Down Town Tonight (New Version) Going Down Town Tonight (New Version) 2
mp3, CD
1984
11 Status Quo - Pop Chronik Pop Chronik 20
mp3, CD
1973 Pye Records
12 Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World Rockin' All Over The World 12
mp3, CD
1977 Vertigo
13 Status Quo - In The Army Now In The Army Now 3
mp3, CD
1986 Vertigo
14 Status Quo - Piledriver Piledriver 8
mp3, CD
1983 Vertigo
15 Status Quo - Pictures Of Matchstick Men Pictures Of Matchstick Men 12
mp3, CD
1976 Hallmark Records
16 Status Quo - Pictures Of Matchstick Men Pictures Of Matchstick Men 2
mp3, CD
1968 Pye Records
17 Status Quo - Down Down / Nightride Down Down / Nightride 2
mp3, CD
1975 Vertigo
18 Status Quo - The Anniversary Waltz The Anniversary Waltz 3
mp3, CD
1990
19 Status Quo - Hit Album Hit Album 16
mp3, CD
1988 Polystar (3)
20 Status Quo - 12 Gold Bars 12 Gold Bars 12
mp3, CD
1980-03-22 Vertigo
21 Status Quo - Break The Rules Break The Rules 2
mp3, CD
1974 Vertigo
22 Status Quo - Caroline Caroline 2
mp3, CD
1973 Vertigo
23 Status Quo - I Didn't Mean It I Didn't Mean It 2
mp3, CD
1994
24 Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World Rockin' All Over The World 2
mp3, CD
1978 Vertigo
25 Status Quo - What You're Proposing What You're Proposing 2
mp3, CD
1980 Vertigo
26 Status Quo - 12 Gold Bars 12 Gold Bars 12
mp3, CD
Vertigo
27 Status Quo - Status Quo Status Quo 4
mp3, CD
1983 AMIGA
28 Status Quo - The Party Ain't Over Yet... The Party Ain't Over Yet... 2
mp3, CD
2005 Sanctuary Records
29 Status Quo - Status Quo-Tations Status Quo-Tations 12
mp3, CD
1969 Marble Arch Records
30 Status Quo - On The Level On The Level 10
mp3, CD
1975 Vertigo
31 Status Quo - Live Live 15
mp3, CD
1977 Vertigo
32 Status Quo - Spare Parts Spare Parts 12
mp3, CD
1969 Pye Records
33 Status Quo - Blue For You Blue For You 9
mp3, CD
1976 Vertigo
34 Status Quo - Whatever You Want Whatever You Want 10
mp3, CD
1979 Vertigo
35 Status Quo - Whatever You Want Whatever You Want 10
mp3, CD
1979-10-20 Vertigo

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