Status Quo

Status Quo : Down Down … Wanderer … In The Army Now … Whatever You Want … Rocking All Over The World

Frances Rossi and Alan Lancaster were pupils together at Sedgehill Comprehensive School in Catford, where they were both members of the orchestra. They met Rick Parfitt, who was in a cabaret band called The Highlights.

In January 1968 Status Quo was formed and they released ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ and invited Parfitt to join the band.

Some of their most popular songs over the decades include ‘Rockin’ All Over the World’, ‘Whatever You Want’ and ‘Down Down’. The latter song remains their only UK number one.

In the 1990s the band’s live following continued and in 1993 Status Quo played to over 25,000 when they switched on the Blackpool illuminations. 1991 also saw Status Quo presented with the most prestigious award in British music when they were awarded the BRITS Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution To The British Music Industry’. 2005 they released their first ever Christmas single, ‘It’s Christmas Time’. It reached number 40 in the charts.

In 2009, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt were named as OBEs in the Queen’s New Year Honours list, for their long-standing work for charities including the Prince’s Trust and the Heart Foundation.

October 2016 saw Rick Parfitt permanently retired from live performances and he died later that year.

Backing Tracks

AGAIN AND AGAIN - STATUS QUO
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Again And Again

ANNIVERSARY WALTZ - STATUS QUO
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Anniversary Waltz

BREAK THE RULES - STATUS QUO
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Break The Rules

BURNING BRIDGES - STATUS QUO
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Burning Bridges

BYE BYE JOHNNY - STATUS QUO
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Bye Bye Johnny

CAROLINE - STATUS QUO
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 Caroline

DOWN DOWN - STATUS QUO
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 Down Down

DOWN THE DUST PIPE - STATUS QUO
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Down The Dust Pipe

GOING DOWN DOWN TONIGHT - STATUS QUO
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Going Down Down Tonight

ICE IN THE SUN - STATUS QUO (SK)
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Ice In The Sun

IN THE ARMY NOW - STATUS QUO
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 In The Army Now

LOOKING OUT FOR CAROLINE - STATUS QUO (SK)
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Looking Out For Caroline

MARGUERITA TIME - STATUS QUO
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Marguerita Time

PAPER PLANE - STATUS QUO (SK)
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Paper Plane

PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN - STATUS QUO
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Pictures Of Matchstick Men

RAIN - STATUS QUO
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Rain

ROCK N ROLL - STATUS QUO (SK)
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Rock N Roll

ROCKING ALL OVER THE WORLD - STATUS QUO
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 Rocking All Over The World

WANDERER - STATUS QUO
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Wanderer

WHAT YOU'RE PROPOSING - STATUS QUO (SK)
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What You’re Proposing

WHATEVER YOU WANT - STATUS QUO
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 Whatever You Want

WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM - STATUS QUO
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When You Walk In The Room

WILD SIDE OF LIFE - STATUS QUO
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Wild Side Of Life

 

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