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Status Quo

Status Quo are a British rock band. The group originated in London and was founded in 1962 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.

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“A Mess Of Blues”

"A Mess of Blues" was covered by British rock band Status Quo in 1983. It was included on the album Back to Back
from which it was the second UK single, reaching a peak position of No. 15.
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“Burning Bridges”

"Burning Bridges" is a single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1988. It was included on the album
Ain't Complaining. The tune is based on the traditional English folk song "Darby Kelly".
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“In The Army Now”

"You're in the Army Now" is a song by the South African-born Dutch duo Bolland & Bolland, released in 1982.
The song spent six consecutive weeks on the top of the Norwegian singles chart.
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“Don't Drive my Car”

"Lies" / "Don't Drive My Car" is a double A-side single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1980.
"Lies" was considered to be the most commercial of the two.
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“Don't Waste My Time”

"Don't Waste My Time" was written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young in the soon-to-be trademark
shuffle style the group would become famous for. Released in 1972.
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“Down Down”

"Down Down" was Status Quo's only number one single on the UK Singles Chart.
It was released on 29 November 1974.
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“In My Chair”

"In My Chair" was released initially in October 1970 backed by the enigmatic "Gerdundula"
the single was produced by John Schroeder.
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“Paper Plane”

"Paper Plane" is a rock song originally by Status Quo. It was released as a single
on 10 November 1972, reaching number 8 in the UK Singles Chart.
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“Roadhouse Blues”

"Roadhouse Blues" itself had been recorded by Quo in 1972 on the Piledriver album and,
with vocals by bassist Alan Lancaster, was a staple of the band's live set for many years.
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“Rockin all over the world”

It is their first to be produced by Pip Williams and the first to feature Andy Bown.
Released in November 1977.
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“Roll Over Lay Down”

The tracks were recorded live and were taken from concerts at The Kursaal, Southend on
March 1975 and Trentham Gardens in Stoke the following night. Released in 1973.
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“Whatever You Want”

Written by Rick Parfitt and Andy Bown, it was released on the album of the same name in 1979
and has become one of the band's better-known works.

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