Status Quo

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Alan Lancaster obituary
Founding member and bassist with Status Quo hailed for his key role in the band’s early success

Joel McIver

27, Sep, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Greatest splits: Wild Beasts and the art of breaking up
As the Kendal four-piece play their final shows – apparently departing on an amicable note – we assess the best and worst ways for a band to call it a day

Michael Hann

14, Feb, 2018 @11:42 AM

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Rip it up and start again: Status Quo, LCD Soundsystem and the fastest reformations ever
Your favourite band is playing their last gig. Or maybe not. If history is anything to go by, they will probably be back together again soon

Michael Hann

23, Aug, 2017 @3:28 PM

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Adele in a box, U2 stuck in a lemon ... pop’s bizarre stage entrances
The Hello singer’s way of getting on stage may be undignified – but pop history is littered with artists who have come unstuck between dressing room and auditorium

Tim Jonze

13, Mar, 2017 @4:22 PM

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Rick Parfitt obituary
Status Quo singer and guitarist who racked up more than 60 UK hit singles in one of the most successful UK bands of all time

Adam Sweeting

24, Dec, 2016 @9:33 PM

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Goodbye Rick Parfitt, you were one of rock's heroes
People mocked Status Quo, but they were wrong – this was one of the most powerful British rock bands of all, and at their heart was Rick Parfitt’s crushing rhythm guitar

Michael Hann

24, Dec, 2016 @4:46 PM

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Status Quo/Wilko Johnson review – trance boogie and bluesy pub rock
The Quo deliver a hypnotic rave for pogoers, while Johnson’s magnetic stare and machine-gun strut light up a stodgy set

David Bennun

13, Dec, 2015 @1:45 PM

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Mark Ronson sets new streaming record with Uptown Funk
Nation’s No 1 chalks up 2.56m streams, while Status Quo chalk up their 500th week on the album chart

Guardian music

04, Jan, 2015 @9:29 PM

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Webchat with Status Quo – as it happened
From Rockin’ All Over The World to Down Down, Status Quo guitarists Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt are behind some of the biggest hits of the 70s and 80s. They answered your questions on biscuits, John Peel and fashion. Read their answers below

20, Oct, 2014 @11:44 AM

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Status Quo's Rick Parfitt makes 'rapid progress' after hospitalisation
Issues with the guitarist’s 1997 quadruple heart bypass caused his recent ill health, according to a statement from the band

Guardian music

11, Aug, 2014 @3:02 PM

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Status Quo cancel live shows after Rick Parfitt is hospitalised
Rock group forced to scrap dates on European tour after guitarist is deemed too unwell to continue

Guardian music

04, Aug, 2014 @3:15 PM

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Download festival review – Aerosmith's ageless anthems electrify crowd

Steven Tyler brings characteristic unhinged abandon, while metal quintet Avenged Sevenfold prove ready for festival headliner glory, writes Dom Lawson

Dom Lawson

16, Jun, 2014 @4:42 PM

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