Status Quo (UK boogie rock band)

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Status Quo are a British rock band that formed in 1962. The group originated in London and was founded by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster while they were still schoolboys. After a number of name and lineup changes, which included the introduction of John Coghlan in 1963 and Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969. As of 2022, the group have been active for 60 consecutive years (despite announcing a breakup in 1984, they played Live Aid the following year and resumed normal activities in 1986).

They have had over 60 chart hits in the UK - more than any other rock band - including "Pictures of Matchstick Men", "Down Down", "Rockin' All Over the World", "Whatever You Want", "In the Army Now", and "What You're Proposing". Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart, and fifty-seven reached the Top 40. They have released over 100 singles and 33 albums, most of which were bestsellers. Since reaching number 5 on the UK albums chart in 1972 with Piledriver, Status Quo have achieved a career total of 25 UK top ten albums, extending all the way up to their most recent release, Backbone, in 2019. As of 2015, they were one of only 50 artists to have ever achieved more than 500 total weeks on the UK Albums Chart. With their various records for both single and album releases, Status Quo are one of the most successful bands of all time in the UK.

In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with "Rockin' All Over the World". In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Status Quo appeared on the BBC's Top of the Pops more than any other band. Their success and longevity as well, in part, as their connections to the British Royal Family, including philanthropic work with the Prince's Trust, have seen them frequently described as a "national institution" by the media.

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1968Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From the Status QuoStatus Quo6
1969Spare PartsStatus Quo36
1970Ma Kelly’s Greasy SpoonStatus Quo46
1971Dog of Two HeadStatus Quo4.56
1972PiledriverStatus Quo56
1973Hello!Status Quo47
1974QuoStatus Quo35
1975On the LevelStatus Quo2.58
1976Blue for YouStatus Quo8
1977Rockin’ All Over the WorldStatus Quo47
1978If You Can’t Stand the Heat…Status Quo3
1979Whatever You WantStatus Quo4
1980Just Supposin’Status Quo33
1980Now Hear ThisStatus Quo1
1981Never Too LateStatus Quo44
19821+9+8+2Status Quo34
1983Back to BackStatus Quo34
1986In the Army NowStatus Quo44
1988Ain’t ComplainingStatus Quo2
1989Perfect RemedyStatus Quo3
1991Rock ’til You DropStatus Quo5
1995Thirsty WorkStatus Quo3
1996Don’t StopStatus Quo2
1999Under the InfluenceStatus Quo4
2000Famous in the Last CenturyStatus Quo3
2002Heavy TrafficStatus Quo4
2003RiffsStatus Quo4
2005The Party Ain’t Over YetStatus Quo2
2007In Search of the Fourth ChordStatus Quo4
2011Quid Pro QuoStatus Quo34
2013Bula Quo!Status Quo32
2014Aquostic: Stripped BareStatus Quo5
2016Aquostic II: That's a Fact!Status Quo4
2019BackboneStatus Quo44

Album + Compilation

1973The Best Of Status QuoStatus Quo1
1973Golden Hour Of Status QuoStatus Quo1
1974Le double disque d'or de Status QuoStatus Quo1
1976Pictures of Matchstick MenStatus Quo1
1976The Rest of Status QuoStatus Quo1
1977Rockin' All Over The WorldStatus Quo1
1978Status QuoStatus Quo1
1979Just For The RecordStatus Quo1
198012 Gold BarsStatus Quo46
1980Status Quo - Super StarsStatus Quo1
1981Gigantes Del PopStatus Quo1
1981The Music Of Status Quo Volume 1, 1972-1974Status Quo1
198512 Gold Bars, Volume 2Status Quo1
1985To Be or Not to BeStatus Quo1
1986The Best of Status Quo 1972-1986Status Quo1
1987The CollectionStatus Quo1
1989Best of the Early YearsStatus Quo1
1989Die Grossen Erfolge Einer SupergruppeStatus Quo1
1989Status QuoStatus Quo1
1989The Best of 1968-1971Status Quo1
1990B-Sides & RaritiesStatus Quo1
1990The Early WorksStatus Quo1
1990Rocking All Over the YearsStatus Quo41
1990Spinning Wheel BluesStatus Quo1
1991Never Too Late / Back to BackStatus Quo31
1991Quo / Blue for YouStatus Quo32
1991Whatever You Want / Just Supposin'Status Quo31
1991.If You Can't Stand The Heat / 1982Status Quo31
1991A Few Bars MoreStatus Quo33
1991The HitmachineStatus Quo1
1992Tune to the MusicStatus Quo1
1993The GalleryStatus Quo1
1993All The Hits...And MoreStatus Quo1
1993Ice in the SunStatus Quo2
1994It's Only Rock & RollStatus Quo1
1994Original RecordingsStatus Quo1
1994The Very BestStatus Quo1
1995Pictures of Matchstick MenStatus Quo1
1995The Other Side of Status QuoStatus Quo1
1995Whatever You Want: The Very Best of Status QuoStatus Quo2
1996Best - CarolineStatus Quo1
1996The Very Best of Status QuoStatus Quo1
1997Status QuoStatus Quo1
1998Whatever You Want: The Very Best of Status QuoStatus Quo31
1998Best of Status Quo Ice in the SunStatus Quo1
1999The Essential Status Quo, Volume OneStatus Quo2
1999The Essential Status Quo, Volume TwoStatus Quo2
1999Greatest Hits and MoreStatus Quo1
2000Tune to the MusicStatus Quo1
2000The Essential Status Quo, Volume ThreeStatus Quo12
2000Rockin’ All Over the WorldStatus Quo1
2000Break the RulesStatus Quo1
2000At Their BestStatus Quo1
2000The Singles Collection 1966-73Status Quo1
2000Classic Status QuoStatus Quo1
2000Media Markt Collection: Status QuoStatus Quo1
2000The Best Of Status QuoStatus Quo1
2001Rockin’ All Over the WorldStatus Quo1
2001Down The Dustpipe - 70's Pye CollectionStatus Quo2
2001GoldStatus Quo1
2001Got You CoveredStatus Quo2
2001Rockers Rollin’: Quo in Time 1972–2000Status Quo1
2001The Danish CollectionStatus Quo2
2001The Technicolour Dreams of the Status QuoStatus Quo1
2001The EssentialStatus Quo2
2002The Swedish CollectionStatus Quo2

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