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Coldplay, Take That and Kings Of Leon also appear in Performing Rights Society list

Status Quo have been recognised as the hardest-working band in the British music industry.

The Performing Rights Society list also included Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Take That, Coldplay and Kings Of Leon, who took the second, third, fourth and fifth spots respectively, according to BBC News.

The list was compiled based on the number of fans bands performed to in the UK during 2009.

Status Quo played to 250,000 people at 27 arenas, putting them at the top of the list.

Frontman Francis Rossi said: “Performing in front of thousands of fans is the ultimate experience for any band.”

PRS is the body that collects royalties for songwriters.