Status Quo bassist, Alan Lancaster, dies at 72

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Francis Rossi: “I am so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. We were friends and colleagues for many years and achieved fantastic success together as the Frantic Four alongside Rick Parfitt and John Coghlan. Alan was an integral part of the sound and the enormous success of Status Quo during the 60s and 70s. Although it is well documented that we were estranged in recent years, I will always have very fond memories of our early days together and my condolences go to Dayle and Alan’s family.”

Alan Lancaster was a member of the band from 1967 to 1985, played in 16 albums and toured with the band all over the world.

In 2013 the “Frantic Four” reunited for a tour in Europe and although Alan wasn’t in the best shape due to health problems.