Alan Lancaster, bassist and one of the founders of Status Quo, is dead. The musician died at the age of 72. The bassist and the group gained world fame in the 60s and 70s thanks to such hits as “Rockin ‘All Over the World” and “Whatever You Want”.
The information about the death of Lancaster was confirmed on Sunday by the band manager Simon Porter. The bassist and the group gained world fame in the 60s and 70s thanks to such hits as “Rockin ‘All Over the World” and “Whatever You Want”. According to the Official Charts Company, four of the band’s albums have reached the top-selling status of the UK.
The musician was born in 1949 in Peckham, South London. He played his last concert in 2014. The last years of his life – according to “Guardian” – he spent in Australia.
Alan Lancaster is dead
“I am very sorry to hear about Alan leaving. We have been friends for many years and have had fantastic success together. He was an integral part of the sound and success of the Status Quo in the 60s and 70s.” Rossi wrote in a statement.
“We haven’t been close in recent years, but I always have fond memories of our beginnings. I extend my condolences to Alan’s wife and his whole family,” he added.
A special statement after Lancaster’s death was also made by Porter. “This is terribly sad news, my condolences to Dayle and the family. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to reassemble the band’s original line-up for two fully sold-out tours in 2013 and 2014 and give Status Quo fans their final legacy and such a lasting memory,” he wrote.
According to the media, Lancaster has suffered from multiple sclerosis in recent years.
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