The addition of Rick Parfitt to the band was the hour of birth of Status Quo . Although no piece he wrote or sung was released as a single in the band's most commercially successful years , Alan Lancaster made a decisive contribution to the development of Status Quo.
In the mid-1970s, Lancaster decided to move to Australia . Due to the great distance he became increasingly estranged from Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. He was also not always available for promotional appearances, which is why he was replaced by a puppet in the music video for the single Rockin 'All Over The World .
In the early 1980s there was an open break. In 1984 Lancaster played the End Of The Road concert series announced as a farewell tour with Status Quo . On July 13, 1985, he appeared on stage with Status Quo for the last time to open the Live Aid concert.
When Status Quo went on without him in 1986, Lancaster tried unsuccessfully to prohibit Rossi and Parfitt from using the name Status Quo and joined The Party Boys in Australia . This all-star band was highly successful on the fifth continent, but was unable to transfer this success to other countries.
In the 1990s he played for The Lancaster Bombers , which briefly included Status Quo's first drummer, John Coghlan . For health reasons, Alan Lancaster largely withdrew from the music business in the following years. He still lives in Australia.
In March 2013 he took part in a Status Quo reunion tour and appeared again for the first time with Rossi, Parfitt and Coghlan. Recordings of the tour were released under the title "Back2SQ.1 - The Frantic Four Reunion 2013" in several formats (vinyl, CD, DVD and BluRay).
In March and April 2014 the original line-up of Status Quo, known as the "Frantic Four", followed suit. The concert recording from Dublin's O 2 Arena was released in October 2014 in several formats (vinyl, CD, DVD and BluRay).
- Alan Lancaster at Allmusic (English). Retrieved March 7, 2013.
- Peter Buckley: The Rough Guide to Rock . 2nd Edition. Rough Guides, London 2003, ISBN 978-1-85828-457-6 , pp. 1005 .
- Status Quo ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on nschilling.net. Retrieved March 7, 2013
- Songs by Alan Lancaster on Allmusic (English). Retrieved March 7, 2013
- biography on bbc.co.uk (English). Retrieved March 7, 2013
- Why is there a puppet playing bass guitar in the status quo video for 'rocking all over the world'? ( Memento of the original from March 3, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. On: kgbanswers.co.uk (English). Retrieved March 7, 2013
- Martin Kielty: Classic Quo are back ( Memento from September 22, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) On: classicrockmagazine.com (English), May 22, 2012.
- Alan Lancaster at Discogs (English)
- Mark Gibson: The Party Boys on australianmusichistory.com (English), February 17, 2007. Retrieved March 7, 2013
- The Bombers ( memento of March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) on rockdetector.com (English). Retrieved March 7, 2013
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Lancaster, Alan Charles (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British bass player, singer and founding member of the rock group Status Quo|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 7, 1949|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||London|