Staus Quo: Pictures of Matchstick Men

Status Quo’s Pictures of Matchstick Men was originally released in January 1968.

Its connection to the work of LS Lowry seems quite oblique, but at the time of its release, Lowry was certainly one of the country’s most well-known artists – indeed 1968 was the year Lowry turned down a the offer of a knighthood.

Here’s a rousing version, recorded in concert in 2014.