"Status Quo" are an English rock band with strong boogie line. The group was founded by bassist Alan Lancaster and guitarist Francis Rossi in 1962.
They began as a rock and roll freakbeat band called The Spectres. By 1967, with very little commercial success, they discovered psychedelia and changed their name to Traffic (later Traffic Jam, to avoid confusion with Steve Winwood's Traffic.) At this time the line-up also included organist Roy Lynes and drummer John Coghlan. Late in 1967 they recruited second guitarist Rick Parfitt and became The Status Quo, scoring Top 10 singles with "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" and "Ice in The Sun". "Pictures of Matchstick Men" remains the only Top 40 hit single the group has ever charted in the United States. Though the group's albums have been released in the United States throughout their career, they have never achieved the same level of success and fame there, that they have enjoyed in their home country.
After their second album ''Spare Parts'' they decided to change into a heavy boogie rock band. During the seventies they became one of the UK's leading rock bands, gaining a faithful following due to their excellent live gigs. The...
|music genre||Rock (music)|
|current members|| Francis Rossi|
John 'Rhino' Edwards
|past members||John Coghlan (drummer)|