Status Quo

London formation that underwent a remarkable transformation from a musical point of view, with songs that first sounded psychedelic (Pictures of Matchstick Men, Black Veils of Melancholy), then exhibited social involvement (to be heard on much of the album Spare Parts) to end up at the hard rock genre.

Status Quo name history - stalemateAccording to lead singer and lead guitarist Francis Rossi (in the book XS All Areas - The Status Quo Autobiography) in the sixties everyone agreed that everything had to change; for that reason the status quo was a popular target, hence the band name.

Initially the band was called The Status Quo, later it became Status Quo and later again - at least in circles of fans - The Quo or even just Quo. Will that persist, or do we need to anticipate a further modernization to Q?

Active: 1967-present, GBR
Site: http://www.statusquo.co.uk/

See also: Fanny

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