The founding bassist of Standing Quo, Alan Lancaster, has died on the age of 72.
The group rose to prominence within the Nineteen Sixties and 70s with hits together with Rockin’ All Over The World and No matter You Need.
Mr Lancaster, who was born in Peckham, south London, carried out with the band till 1985, showing on 15 albums – his final being Again To Again in 1983.
Standing Quo singer, Francis Rossi, described Mr Lancaster as an “integral” a part of their sound as he paid tribute to his former bandmate.
He mentioned in an announcement: “I’m so sorry to listen to of Alan’s passing.
“We had been pals and colleagues for a few years and achieved incredible success collectively because the Frantic 4 alongside Rick Parfitt and John Coghlan.
“Alan was an integral a part of the sound and the large success of Standing Quo in the course of the 60s and 70s.
“Though it’s properly documented that we had been estranged lately, I’ll at all times have very fond recollections of our early days collectively and my condolences go to Dayle and Alan’s household.”
Rossi and Lancaster first started performing collectively within the Nineteen Sixties underneath numerous totally different band names earlier than selecting Standing Quo.
The band’s supervisor, Simon Porter, despatched his condolences to Mr Lancaster’s household, saying “that is such unhappy information”.
“It was an absolute pleasure to have the ability to reunite the unique line-up for 2 sell-out excursions in 2013/2014 and to provide Standing Quo Frantic 4 followers a remaining legacy and such a long-lasting reminiscence.
“Though Alan was not in the perfect of well being even then, he acquired by way of the excursions with willpower and grit and was a pleasure to work with”, he mentioned.
Mr Lancaster final toured with the band in 2014.
The musician, who had reportedly been residing in Australia, additionally carried out with bands The Bombers and The Social gathering Boys
Standing Quo went on to have 4 UK primary albums, based on the Official Charts Firm.