Status Quo

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock rock hard rock british 80s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

The much-loved Status Quo have carved a large niche in music history by producing uncomplicated, unpretentious and infectious rock music. The origins of this durable and now-legendary attraction lie in the Spectres, a London-based beat outfit. Founder members Francis Rossi (29 May 1949, Forest Hill, London, England; guitar, vocals) and Alan Lancaster (b. Alan Charles Lancaster, 7 February 1949, Peckham, London, England; bass/vocals) led the act from its inception in 1962 until 1967, by which time Roy Lynes (b. 25 November 1943, England; organ) and John Coghlan (b. John Robert Coghlan, 19 September 1946, Dulwich, London, England; drums) completed its line-up. The Spectres’ three singles encompassed several styles of music, ranging from pop to brash R&B, but the quartet took a new name, the Traffic Jam, when such releases proved commercially unsuccessful. A similar failure beset ‘Almost But Not Quite There’, but the band was nonetheless buoyed by...

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