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Alan Lancaster

1949 - 2021

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Alan Charles Lancaster (7 February 1949 – 26 September 2021) was an English musician, best known as a founding member and bassist 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". Alan Lancaster formed the group in 1962 with his then-schoolmate Francis Rossi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Lancaster has received more than 605,989 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Alan Lancaster is the 303rd most popular singer (up from 678th in 2019), the 1,199th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,226th in 2019) and the 41st most popular British Singer.

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  • 57.56

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  • 20

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  • 5.15

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  • 1.98

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Among singers, Alan Lancaster ranks 303 out of 3,528Before him are George Strait, DJ Khaled, Carole King, Iva Zanicchi, Marc Bolan, and Busta Rhymes. After him are Théo Sarapo, C. C. Catch, Pérez Prado, Boy George, Tereza Kesovija, and Asmahan.

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Among people born in 1949, Alan Lancaster ranks 97Before him are Ward Cunningham, Vicky Leandros, Larry Holmes, Vera Wang, Billy Gibbons, and Hamida Djandoubi. After him are Cliff Williams, Victor Garber, Elizabeth George, Göran Persson, Horst Seehofer, and Matthew Festing. Among people deceased in 2021, Alan Lancaster ranks 129Before him are Olympia Dukakis, Didier Ratsiraka, Justo Gallego Martínez, Edmond H. Fischer, Jehan Sadat, and Yukhym Zvyahilsky. After him are Libuše Šafránková, Horst Eckel, Gottfried Böhm, Lucía Hiriart, Humberto Maturana, and Koichi Sugiyama.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Lancaster ranks 1,199 out of 7,765Before him are Don Airey (1948), Michael Moorcock (1939), Henry Walter Bates (1825), Marc Bolan (1947), Jack Bruce (1943), and Alan Bates (1934). After him are Samuel Pepys (1633), Thomas Gresham (1519), Harold Shipman (1946), Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham (1670), Lee Child (1954), and Guy Pearce (1967).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Alan Lancaster ranks 41Before him are Rod Evans (1947), Tim Staffell (1948), Peter Green (1946), Glenn Hughes (1951), Albert Hammond (1944), and Marc Bolan (1947). After him are Boy George (1961), David Byron (1947), Victoria Beckham (1974), Vera Lynn (1917), Dusty Springfield (1939), and Seal (1963).