Status Quo are an English rock band whose music is characterized by their distinctive brand of boogie rock.
The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969. They have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock group, 22 of which reached the UK Top Ten. In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.