The legendary Alan Lancaster from Status Quo has died
Founder, bassist and vocalist of the British rock band “Status Quo” Alan Lancaster has died at the age of 72, the independent record company “Barrel and Squider Records”, which worked with the musician, announced on its Twitter page.
“It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the death of the legendary Alan Lancaster of the State Quo. It has been a great honor for us to work with him in recent years,” the statement said.
A close friend of Lancaster, journalist Craig Bennett, wrote on Twitter that the singer died at his home in Sydney, Australia, surrounded by his family.
Alan Lancaster at the Classic Rock Awards on November 13, 2012 in London (Photo: Getty Images)
The musician has suffered from multiple sclerosis – a severe autoimmune disease that can cause a number of problems.
According to Bennett, Lancaster struggled with the disease and went on stage until the end, although it was difficult for him to move on his own.
From left to right: Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster and Rick Parfitt of the Status Quo on stage, circa 1980 (Photo: Getty Images)
In December 2016, State guitarist Rick Parfitt died at the age of 68.
The rock band States Quo was founded in 1962. The total circulation of the records sold to it exceeds 110 million copies.
In terms of the number of albums that became hits, the band is second only to the Rolling Stones.
The British band Status Quo around 1968. From left to right: guitarists Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi, bassist Alan Lancaster, keyboardist Roy Lines and drummer John Coglan (Photo: Getty Images)
Alan Lancaster at the State Cuo concert in London on February 28, 1976 (Photo: Getty Images)
The band continued to be active, but Alan Lancaster left in 1985 after moving to Australia.
In 2013-2014 he participated in the concert tour of the original line-up of “States Quo”.