The Status Quo Band

The Status Quo Band

Status Quo is a Britain’s English rock band that was formed in 1967 in London. The group originated from Spectres in 1962, and later underwent a number of line changes to become the now renowned rock band Status Quo.

An Excerpt of Status Quo Band’s History

The Status Quo BandThe history of the Status Quo can be traced back to 1962 when the group was formed at Sedgehill Comprehensive-School, Catfordin London by Francis Rossi (guitar & vocals) and Alan Lancaster (guitar, bass as well as vocals) in company with their classmates, Alan Key (drums), Jess Jaworski (keyboards). They named the band “The Scorpions”. The Scorpions featured their first live musical performance at the Samuel Jones Sports-Club based in Dulwich – London.

In 1963, Alan Key was replaced by John Coghlan and the group was rebranded “TheSpectres”. For five years, The Spectres was known for performing in club dates and backing visiting American singers. Jaworski was later replaced by Roy Lynes. The group hung long enough onto this line-up until they get signed for a five-year deal with Pye Records’ Piccadilly in 1966. By the introduction of Rick Parfitt into the group in 1967, the band became The Status Quo. Throughout the ’70s, each Status-Quo album hit the Top Five and consistently hitting the Top Ten frequently accompanied with gold.

Since they were experiencing consistent success, they stuck to the heavy boogie sound. Despite the hurdles and misunderstandings among the members, Status Quo band maintained their aura till 2007 and returned with an album named Quid Pro-Quo. The album featured 14 newly written songs and hit number 10 on the U.K. album chart. Despite the death of some of the members of the Status Quo band, the group stood against the test of time and released an album, The Last-Night of the Electrics, in 2017.

Line-ups Summary

1962–1963 (The Scorpions)
• Francis Rossi – the lead vocalist and guitarist.
• Alan Lancaster – vocalist, bass
• Jess Jaworski – keyboards
• Alan Key –percussion, drums
1963–1965(The Spectres)
• Francis Rossi – vocals, lead guitarist
• Alan Lancaster –vocals, bass
• Jess Jaworski – keyboards
• John Coghlan –percussion, drums

1965–1967
• Francis Rossi –vocalist, lead guitarist
• Alan Lancaster –vocalist, bass
• Roy Lynes –vocalist, keyboards
• John Coghlan – percussion, drums
1967–1970(Status Quo)
• Francis Rossi –vocalist, lead guitarist
• Rick Parfitt – vocalist, rhythm guitarist
• Alan Lancaster – vocalist, bass
• Roy Lynes –vocalist, keyboards,
• John Coghlan –percussion, drums

1970–1981
• Francis Rossi –vocalist, lead guitarist
• Rick Parfitt – vocalist, rhythm guitarist
• Alan Lancaster –vocalist, bass
• John Coghlan – percussion, drums

1982–1985
• Francis Rossi – vocalist, lead guitarist
• Rick Parfitt – vocalist, rhythm guitarist
• Alan Lancaster – vocalist, bass
• Andy Bown – vocalist, rhythm guitarist, keyboards, harmonica
• Pete Kircher – percussion, drums

1985 – 2000
• Francis Rossi –vocalist, lead guitarist
• Rick Parfitt – vocalist, rhythm guitarist
• John “Rhino” Edwards – vocalist, bass
• Andy Bown – vocalist, keyboards, harmonica, rhythm guitarist, vocalist
• Jeff Rich – percussion, drums

2000 – 2013
• rancis Rossi – vocalist, lead guitarist
• Rick Parfitt – vocalist, rhythm guitarist
• John “Rhino” Edwards – vocalist, bass
• Andy Bown – vocalist, keyboards, harmonica, rhythm guitarist
• Matt Letley –percussion, drums

2013- 2016
• Francis Rossi – vocalist, lead guitarist
• Rick Parfitt – vocalist, rhythm guitarist
• John “Rhino” Edwards – vocalist, bass
• Andy Bown – rhythm guitarist, keyboards, vocalist, harmonica
• Leon Cave –percussion, drums
2016- till date
• Francis Rossi – vocalist, lead guitarist
• ichie Malone – rhythm guitarist
• John “Rhino” Edwards – vocalist, bass,
• Andy Bown – harmonica, keyboards, vocalist, rhythm guitarist
• Leon Cave –percussion, drums,

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