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Status Quo
« on: September 08, 2017, 11:56:35 PM »
Status Quo is probably one of the longest running rock bands out there that never really had any kind of extended break, although they did undergo several lineup changes through the years. They first had a breakthrough hit with Pictures of Matchstick men in 1968 on their debut album. The band enjoyed massive commercial success in the UK but only ever had minor successes in the US market. They have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, including twenty two UK top 10 singles. In 1985 the band opened the Wembley portion of the Live Aid concerts. They have released over 100 singles in their career and despite the death of Rick Parfitt (rhythm guitarist/vocalist since 1967) last year, founding member Francis Rossi (lead guitar /vocals) has soldiered on continuing the band. The band has released thirty three albums, at one point releasing an album a year for a span of sixteen straight years from 1967-1983. these guys definitely deserve mention and to be checked out on longevity alone. they are a straight forward boogie rock band.

Pictures of Matchstick Men:

Roadhouse Blues (cover) Live:

Whatever You Want:

Rockin All Over The World:

Paper Plane:

Big Fat Mama:

In The Army Now:

Opening Live Aid at Wembley Stadium 1985

Live 1970 video footage:

Live 1977 (full album) pretty good rockin live album, worth a listen.
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