Alan Lancaster was an English bassist, best known as a founding member of the rock band Status Quo know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
|Birthdate ( Age)||7 February 1949|
|Place of Birth||Peckham, London, United Kingdom|
|Children||3, Alan Jr., Toni, and David|
|Parents||Name not known|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Last Update||September 2021|
Alan Charles Lancaster was an English bassist, best known as a founding member of the rock band Status Quo from 1967 to 1985, with brief reunions in 2013 and 2014.
Alan Lancaster formed the group in 1962 with his then schoolmate Francis Rossi. His final performance as a full-time member of Status Quo was at Wembley Stadium on 13 July 1985 for the opening of Live Aid. In March 2013 he collaborated with his old bandmates for a series of “Frantic Four” concerts in the UK.
Early Life and Family
Born in Peckham in 1949, in the 2012 Status Quo documentary Hello Quo, Lancaster stated that he had a “great” upbringing. He attended Sedgehill Comprehensive School, where he met future “Quo” frontman Francis Rossi in the school orchestra. Rossi and Lancaster became close friends and, along with other schoolmates formed the band “The Scorpions” – an early Quo forerunner.
Alan Lancaster Wife
Alan Lancaster married his lovely wife Dayle Lancaster in 1978. When Alan and Status Quo and Slade and Lindisfarne visited Australia in 1973, they met. Dayle and Alan are said to have met in a bar.The pair married only five years later, at the age of eight.
They eventually relocated to Australia, purportedly because Alan wanted to get away from the band’s drug issues.With Dayle, he has two younger children. Lancaster, like Lancaster, has an older son from his first marriage.Alan and his wife Dayle have three children, Alan Jr., Toni, and David, as well as five grandkids.
Alan Lancaster Net Worth
Alan Charles Lancaster was an English bassist, best known as a founding member of the rock band Status Quo has an estimated Net Worth around $4 Million in 2021.
While attending Sedgehill Comprehensive School in 1962, Lancaster befriended future Status Quo singer and guitarist Francis Rossi while playing in the school orchestra.With classmates Alan Key (drums) and Jess Jaworski (keyboards), the pair formed a band called The Scorpions, who played their first gig at the Samuel Jones Sports Club in Dulwich. At another gig at the sports club, manager Pat Barlow approached the band, and Lancaster’s mother agreed to let him manage the band.
He had joined a new line-up of Australian band The Party Boys in 1987 and then co-produced a hit album, achieving platinum sales. Also achieving ‘gold’ and reaching the number one spot with hit single “He’s Gonna Step on You Again”. In 1988, he formed The Bombers, which signed to A&M Records in the US. It was paid the largest advance ever paid to an Australian-based band, but after the band had completed one album, A&M was sold to Phonogram; leaving the band high and dry.
The Bombers supported Cheap Trick (1988), Alice Cooper (1990) and Skid Row (1990) on their tours of Australia. 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. As well as writing the theme song for the film Indecent Obsession, he also produced an album for classical pianist Roger Woodward, which achieved platinum sales in Australia.
He appeared in the 2012 documentary on Status Quo, titled Hello Quo.In 2014, Lancaster again participated in the original four piece Quo lineup and went on another successful tour. Although he appeared to be somewhat physically fragile on stage, his vocals were well received by the crowds.
Lancaster’s final appearance with Status Quo on the 2014 tour took place on 12 April at The O2 in Dublin.In November 2019, Lancaster was interviewed extensively about his time in his post Quo outfits The Party Boys and The Bombers on the Australian Rock Show podcast.