Alan Lancaster


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Alan Lancaster (born Alan Charles Lancaster on 7 February 1949; died 26 September 2021) was an English bassist, best known as a founding member of the rock band Status Quo, playing with the band from 1967 to 1985, with brief reunions in 2013 and 2014. As well as contributing to songwriting, he was also one of the lead vocalists on albums and live concerts, taking the lead on tracks such as "Backwater", "Is There a Better Way", "Bye Bye Johnny", "High Flyer" and "Roadhouse Blues".

In 1987 Lancaster joined a new line-up of the Australian band The Party Boys and co-produced their self-titled album.

In 1988, he formed The Bombers.

When the Bombers disbanded, Lancaster continued with his then partner John Brewster ("The Angels") with "The Lancaster Brewster Band", in which Angry Anderson performed as a guest artist for some time. Lancaster then formed his own band: Alan Lancaster's Bombers which released an E.P. and toured Scandinavia before disbanding in 1995.

In 2013 and 2014, Lancaster participated in tours with the original four-piece Quo line-up. Read more about Alan Lancaster on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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