Alan Lancaster: The Status Quo founding member Alan Lancaster has died aged 72, the band’s supervisor has confirmed.
The bassist finished worldwide success with the team in the course of the Sixties and 70s with hits which include Rockin’ All Over the World and Whatever You Want. The Status Quo singer Francis Rossi stated Lancaster used to be an “integral” phase of their sound as he paid tribute to him.
Lancaster, who used to be born in Peckham, south London, in 1949, final toured with the band in 2014. The musician, who had reportedly been residing in Australia, additionally carried out with the Bombers and the Party Boys.
Rossi stated in a statement: “I am so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. We had been pals and colleagues for many years and performed brilliant success collectively as the Frantic Four alongside Rick Parfitt and John Coghlan. Alan used to be an necessary section of the sound and the large success of Status Quo in the course of the 60s and 70s.
“Although it is properly documented that we had been estranged in current years, I will constantly have very fond recollections of our early days collectively and my condolences go to [his wife] Dayle and Alan’s family.”
Rossi and Lancaster first commenced performing collectively in the 60s beneath a quantity of distinct band names earlier than settling on Status Quo. The crew went on to have 4 UK No 1 albums, in accordance to the Official Charts Company.
Status Quo’s manager, Simon Porter, said: “This is such unhappy information and my honest condolences go out to Dayle and the family. “It was once an absolute pleasure to be capable to reunite the unique line-up for two sellout excursions in 2013-2014 and to supply Status Quo Frantic Four followers a ultimate legacy and such a lasting memory.
“Although Alan used to be no longer in the first-rate of fitness even then, he bought thru the excursions with dedication and grit and used to be a pleasure to work with.”
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