Winter Donation Drive

We're in our 16th year of exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit and need you now more than ever. Can you spare $20 for 2020? If so, then please donate today and read more about why we need your help.

Read time: 1 minute

Nights At The Roundtable - Status Quo In Session - 1968

Nights at the Roundtable featuring Status Quo, in session at the BBC for the Top Of The Pops program in March, 1968.

Status-Quo---1968--1.jpg
<strong>Status Quo in 1968 - Put out an Anthem and then faded from view for a while.</strong>

Views:

Anyone who has even a remote interest in 60's Pop-Psych will know who Status Quo are, and have probably heard one of tonight's tracks at least a thousand times.

It was that popularity that became their undoing for the rest of the 60's. Pictures Of Matchstick Men became something of an anthem and they were hard pressed to duplicate its Instant Classic status for the rest of their Psychedelic period. It wasn't until they re-invented themselves in the early 1970's as a quasi-Hard Rock/neo-Heavy Metal outfit that they regained their appeal and dumped the notion they were one-hit wonders until their eventual breakup in the 1980's.

But tonight it's going back to the "Matchstick Men" period, as a struggling band who finally had a hit single after five years of trying, first as The Spectres, then as The Status Quo and finally as just Status Quo. Here they are during one of their Top Of The Pops appearances from March 29, 1968. Starting off with an interview by Brian Matthew, playing Matchstick Men, and then following it with Things Get Better.

A familiar song, heard in an unfamiliar version.

Winter Donation Drive

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

Via PayPal:
Or mail checks to:
CrooksandLiars.com
PO BOX 66310
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.