Alan Lancaster Net Worth – Alan Lancaster was a bassist from England, best known for founding the British rock band Status Quo. He played bass and co-wrote songs on sixteen Status Quo studio albums, beginning with 1968’s ‘Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo’ and ending with 1983’s ‘Back to Back.’ Lancaster began performing with prominent Australian bands like The Bombers and The Party Boys in the mid-1980s after relocating to Sydney.
Alan Lancaster met future Status Quo bandmate Francis Rossi in Sedgehill Comprehensive School in 1962, and the two founded The Scorpions, a four-piece band. They created The Spectres a few years later after meeting future Status Quo drummer John Coghlan. Alan Lancaster was a key member of Status Quo from the band’s formation until Live Aid in July 1985, when he performed his last show in almost three decades.
Alan joined Australian band The Party Boys after he departed from Status Quo in 1987 and appeared on their self-titled album. He founded The Bombers a year later, with John Coghlan as the band’s first drummer. The Bombers split in the early 1990s after tours with Alice Cooper and Cheap Trick, but Alan Lancaster formed Alan Lancaster’s Bombers.
Alan reunited Status Quo in 2013 with John Coghlan for the Frantic Four Reunion Tour in the United Kingdom and Europe, which lasted into 2014. The tour was the band’s first performance as a quartet since John Coghlan’s departure in 1981.
He died in his family’s presence in his Sydney, Australia home. Craig Bennett, an Australian entertainment journalist, issued a statement announcing his death. Bennett said on Facebook: “I am saddened to report the death of Alan Lancaster, British born music royalty, guitar God, and founding member of legendary band Status Quo. Alan Lancaster died this morning surrounded by family members at his Sydney home. Alan has been battling Multiple Sclerosis for many years. He had been 72 years old.”
Bennett said, “Despite having MS and mobility problems, Alan was a very successful member of the band’s reunion performances in the UK and Europe in 2013 and 2014. He courageously performed in front of thousands of adoring fans…and relished the opportunity to reconnect with the band and his devoted Quo army. A fitting tribute to a true icon and one of the nicest guys in rock & roll.”
“We are all heartbroken,” Alan Lancaster’s wife, Dayle Lancaster, said in a statement. Alan had an extraordinary wit and an astoundingly biting sense of humor. He was a loving, devoted spouse, father, and grandpa. His constant priority was his family.”
“I am very saddened to learn about Alan’s passing,” Rossi stated in a statement. For many years, we were friends and colleagues, and along with Rick Parfitt and John Coghlan, we enjoyed phenomenal success as the Frantic Four. Alan contributed significantly to Status Quo’s sound and remarkable success in the 1960s and 1970s. Although it is widely known that we became separated in recent years, I will always cherish my early days with Dayle and Alan and extend my sympathies to their families.”