Legendary rock group Status Quo have been honoured with a PRS for Music Heritage Award. A special plaque was erected in Eltham, South London where the group, then known as The Status Quo, first performed in 1967 at the Welcome Inn. The site now forms part of a Weston Homes residential development.
On the morning of Monday September 20, a throng of die-hard Quo fans were on hand to witness the Music Heritage plaque unveiled by PRS Chairman Ellis Rich and to cheer on their heroes Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. M magazine were on hand to capture the occasion on video.
PRS for Music set up its Heritage Award scheme in 2009 to recognise the unusual “performance birthplaces” of famous bands and artists. Status Quo is the seventh band to be given the honour of receiving the permanent plaque.
Status Quo have sold over 118 million records world-wide and have recorded 64 British hit singles – more than any other band – 22 of which have hit the Top Ten. They have also had more hit albums (32) in the UK charts than any other band apart from The Rolling Stones.
Watch our exclusive video of the PRS for Music Heritage Award plaque unveiling in the player above.