Status Quo

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Two south London fellows called Alan Lancaster (bass) and Francis Rossi (guitar - known as Mike Rossi (4) during the band's early years) founded the band in 1962. First name The Paladins soon changed to The Spectres (2) (another previously-documented early name, The Scorpions, is disputed).
In 1966, the band changed their name to "The Traffic", shortly thereafter to The Traffic Jam (2). The lineup consisted of Lancaster, Rossi, John Coghlan (drums) and Roy Lynes (keyboard).
A year later, the band changed name once again to "The Status Quo". Rick Parfitt (guitar) joined the band. Their first hit record, "Pictures of Matchstick Men", was released. "The" was omitted from the name of the band in 1969, known thereafter as just "Status Quo"
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LPS 315 Status Quo - Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo album art The Status Quo* Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo (Album) Pye Records, Pye Records LPS 315 US 1968 Sell This Version
LDVS 17174 Status Quo - Spare Parts album art Status Quo Spare Parts (Album) Pye Records LDVS 17174 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
ZCP 18344 Status Quo - Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon album art Status Quo Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon (Album) Pye Records ZCP 18344 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SLDPY 818, SLDPY. 818, SMSPY. 2741 30 Status Quo - Dog Of Two Head album art Status Quo Dog Of Two Head (Album) Pye Records SLDPY 818, SLDPY. 818, SMSPY. 2741 30 France 1971 Sell This Version
7138 047 Status Quo - Piledriver album art Status Quo Piledriver (Album) Vertigo 7138 047 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
CN 1760/S Status Quo - Stereo Pop Special-39 album art Status Quo Stereo Pop Special-39(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 1760/S UK 1973 Sell This Version
6360 098 Status Quo - Hello! album art Status Quo Hello! (Album) Vertigo 6360 098 UK 1973 Sell This Version
9102 001 Status Quo - Quo album art Status Quo Quo (Album) Vertigo 9102 001 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7138 066 Status Quo - On The Level album art Status Quo On The Level (Album) Vertigo 7138 066 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
9102 006 Status Quo - Blue For You album art Status Quo Blue For You (Album) Vertigo 9102 006 Norway 1976 Sell This Version
75 99 176 Status Quo - Live album art Status Quo Live (Album, Single, Comp) Vertigo 75 99 176 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
7138 095 Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World album art Status Quo Rockin' All Over The World (Album) Vertigo 7138 095 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
RJ-7202 Status Quo - Tokyo Quo album art Status Quo Tokyo Quo (Album) Vertigo RJ-7202 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
7138 103 Status Quo - If You Can't Stand The Heat... album art Status Quo If You Can't Stand The Heat... (Album) Vertigo 7138 103 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
6360 175 Status Quo - Whatever You Want album art Status Quo Whatever You Want (Album) Vertigo 6360 175 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
A010866 Status Quo - Just Supposin'... album art Status Quo Just Supposin'... (Album) Vertigo A010866 UK 1980 Sell This Version
6302 104 Status Quo - Never Too Late album art Status Quo Never Too Late (Album) Vertigo 6302 104 France 1981 Sell This Version
7144 189 Status Quo - 1+9+8+2 = XX album art Status Quo 1+9+8+2 = XX (Album) Vertigo 7144 189 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
CN 4061/S Status Quo - In Concert-285 album art Status Quo In Concert-285(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4061/S UK 1982 Sell This Version
814 662-1 Status Quo - Back To Back album art Status Quo Back To Back (Album) Vertigo, Vertigo 814 662-1 Finland 1983 Sell This Version
818 947-1 Status Quo - Live At The N.E.C. album art Status Quo Live At The N.E.C. (Album) Vertigo 818 947-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
830 049-1 Status Quo - In The Army Now album art Status Quo In The Army Now (Album) Vertigo 830 049-1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
6.26699 Status Quo - Quotations - Vol. 1 - The Beginning (The Early Years: Traffic Jam, The Spectres) album art Status Quo Quotations - Vol. 1 - The Beginning (The Early Years: Traffic Jam, The Spectres) (MiniAlbum, Comp) PRT 6.26699 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
VERHC 58, INT. 834 604-1 Status Quo - Ain't Complaining album art Status Quo Ain't Complaining (Album) Vertigo, Vertigo VERHC 58, INT. 834 604-1 Finland 1988 Sell This Version
CN 5221/S Status Quo - In Concert-443 album art Status Quo In Concert-443(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5221/S UK 1988 Sell This Version

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