Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group was originally known as The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962.[After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969.
Status Quo have had over 60 chart hits in the UK and their total world-wide record sales exceed 118 million units. There first single was "Pictures of Matchstick Men" released in 1968. Other big hits include "Whatever You Want" in 1979 and "In the Army Now" in 1986 and 2010. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with "Rockin' All Over the World". In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2009, Rick and Francis were recognised for their services to Music and Charity by the award of an OBE in the New Year Honours List. Status Quo starred in their first feature film, Bula Quo!, which was released to cinemas in July 2013.
Rick Parfitt sadly passed away on Christmas Eve 2016