Alan Rogan, who looked after Pete Townshend's guitars for many years, has died. Neither the cause of death nor his age was disclosed.
The Who broke the news on their website. "It is with great sadness that we announce that Alan Rogan, Pete Townshend’s guitar technician and close friend for more than 40 years has passed away," they wrote. "Alan was an essential and hugely respected member of the Who crew for many years and will be sorely missed."
Townshend gave a personal note of his own, sharing a photo of the two of them on his Instagram feed with the caption, "My guitar tech, friend, saviour and good buddy Alan Rogan. Touring with Rachel Fuller in 2004. R.I.P. He has so many friends who will miss him, and his lovely family have been wonderful."
Legendary British guitar technician supporting many bands on tour and in the studio, road crew, and guitarist.
Most noted as long time guitar technician for Pete Townshend although his credits include AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Ron Wood, George Harrison,The Rolling Stones and others.
Ronnie & Alan Rogan at Bospop
Posted by: Mathijs, July 9, 2011
Photo by Tim Knol (www.timknol.nl).