Pink Floyd roadie Alan Styles passes away
Written by Matt   
Friday, 09 December 2011

Alan Styles, Peter Watts, and Roger WatersIt is with much regret that we bring you the sad news that Alan Styles, who for many years was a roadie for Pink Floyd, passed away yesterday (December 8th, 2011). Formerly from Cambridge, Alan had more recently moved to the USA, and his sister Ann said that he died peacefully in hospital there, and that he had been suffering from pneumonia. He was 75.

Alan (seen on the left in the accompanying picture) was well-known to Pink Floyd fans, with his biggest exposure being his vocal on the eponymous track found on 1970's Atom Heart Mother - 'Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast'. This track features the Floyd in the background, whilst Alan talks about the breakfast he is getting ready, reminiscing about other breakfasts he has had: "Breakfast in Los Angeles. Macrobiotic stuff..." Alan is also included on the cover of Ummagumma, and he assists Nick Mason on the Merry Xmas Song (also known as Here Comes Santa), which was aired on BBC radio.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

In an update to the above, the following video clip has now been released, showing Alan in 2000: