Status Quo
(1967-present)

group, band, and band

Aged 52

Status Quo are an English rock band whose music is characterized by their distinctive brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969. They have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, from "Pictures of Matchstick Men" in 1967 to "In the Army Now" in 2010. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Status Quo starred in their first feature film, Bula Quo!, which was released to cinemas in July 2013. The film coincided with the release of the soundtrack album Bula Quo!, which peaked at number 10 in the UK Albums Chart. The first single from the album, "Bula Bula Quo" was released in June 2013, and is Status Quo's one hundredth single release.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Status Quo first gigged here 1967 at the Welcome Inn

The Edens, Well Hall Road, Eltham, London, United Kingdom where it first gigged

BBC Music Day 2017 #BBC Radio Oxford

Chipping Norton Recording Studios from 1971-1999. Status Quo, XTC, Gerry Rafferty, Duran Duran, Steve Winwood, Beverley Craven & Radiohead and many other acts recorded here.

Blue Horizon Studio, Chipping Norton, United Kingdom where it recorded