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Status Quo Double Album "Status Quo Live" Signed in person by Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. It is displayed with the two vinyls and the signed sleeve. A great piece of Status Quo signed memorabilia. A must for any Quo Fan

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Status Quo Double Album "Status Quo Live" Signed in person by Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. It is displayed with the two vinyls and the signed sleeve. A great piece of Status Quo signed memorabilia. A must for any Quo Fan.

Status Quo Bibliography

Status Quo are an English rock band whose music is characterized by their distinctive brand of rock. They were formed in 1962 under the name "The Scorpions" by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster, while still at school in Catford, along with classmates Alan Key  and Jess Jaworski They played their first gig at the Samuel Jones Sports Club in Dulwich, London.

In 1963, Key was replaced by John Coghlan and the band changed name to "The Spectres". They began writing their own material and after a year met Rick Parfitt who was playing with a cabaret band called The Highlights. By the end of 1965, Rossi and Parfitt, who had become close friends, made a commitment to continue working together. During this time they changed their name to "The Spectres" On 18 July 1966, The Spectres signed a five-year deal with Piccadilly Records, releasing two singles that year, "I (Who Have Nothing)" and "Hurdy Gurdy Man" (written by Alan Lancaster), and one the next year called "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" All three singles failed to make an impact on the charts.

By 1967, the group had discovered psychedelia and named themselves Traffic, but were soon forced to change it to "Traffic Jam" to avoid confusion with Steve Winwood's Traffic, following an argument over who had registered the name first. The band, with newly-joined organist Roy Lynes, secured an appearance on BBC Radio's Saturday Club, but their next single, "Almost But Not Quite There", underperformed.

After a number of lineup changes, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969. In January 1968 the band released the psychedelic "Pictures of Matchstick Men"Rick Parfitt was invited to join the band just as the single hit the Uk charts reaching No,7. The rest is history as they say.

They have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, starting with 1967's "Pictures of Matchstick Men", and the most recent being in 2010, which is more than any other rock group. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the Uk Singles Chart. In 1991, Status Quo received a Btit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Status Quo Live Album.

This was the first Status Quo Live album.The double album is an amalgam of performances at Glasgow's Apollo Theatre between 27 and 29 October 1976, recorded using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. It was mixed by both Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt

Track listing

Side one

"Intro/Junior's Wailing" (White, Pugh), 5:16

"Backwater/Just Take Me" (Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster), 7:39

"Is There a Better Way" (Francis Rossi, Lancaster), 4:30

"In My Chair" (Rossi, Bob Young), 4:00

Side two

"Little Lady/Most of the Time" (Parfitt/Rossi, Young), 7:00

"Forty Five Hundred Times" (Rossi, Parfitt), 16:42

Side three

"Roll Over Lay Down" (Rossi, Parfitt, Lancaster, John Coghlan, Young), 5:59

"Big Fat Mama" (Rossi, Parfitt), 5:10

"Caroline/Bye Bye Johnny" (with drum solo) (Rossi, Young/ Chuck Berry), 12:50

Side four

"Rain" (Parfitt), 4:48

"Don't Waste My Time" (Rossi, Young), 4:08

"Roadhouse Blues" (Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek), 14:12

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Dimensions; 82cm H x 82cm W x 5cm D

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