Skip to comments.Alvin Lee, rock guitarist (Ten Years After), dies at 68
Posted on 03/06/2013 10:37:45 AM PST by the scotsman
'British rock guitarist Alvin Lee, a member of the band Ten Years After, has died aged 68.
His family announced on his official website that he unexpectedly died on 6 March following complications during routine surgery.
The Nottingham-born musician rose to fame after appearing at the Woodstock festival in 1969.
The band, who had eight Top 40 albums in the UK, had their biggest hit in 1971 with I'd Love To Change the World.
"We have lost a wonderful and much loved father and companion, the world has lost a truly great and gifted musician," said the statement from his wife and daughters.'
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Oh man, did he ever rip a great riff on the Woodstock album’s “Goin’ Home” !!!! Fingers and frets on fire,
Thanks for the memories, Alvin
Cricklewood Green is still a favorite.
Saw him in the early 80s, smokin’ concert.
Condolences to family and friends of Alvin Lee.
I’m fortunate to have seen him and the band rock the Met in the very early 70’s. Great stand up guitarist. RIP
“I’d love to change the world, but I don’t know what to do. So I’ll leave it up to you.”
Thanks for the music. RIP.
Former Senator Norm Coleman is deeply saddened.
Lee made his mark in Nashville too as he was a friend and played with Chet Atkins. He was a great musician. RIP Mr. Lee. Lee came by and visited with many of us at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society meetings in Nashville. He was gracious.
I’d love to change the world. He did..........
I’ve heard of a stand up bass, but never a stand up guitar.
Exactly right. Hell of a loss, but he’ll be jammin’ with lot of other great players now. And with his music he did, in a small way, change the world.
Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more
I’d love to change the world
But I don’t know what to do
So I’ll leave it up to you
“Goin home” bump !
He went home.
He was a member of the ‘Silent Generation’.
‘Good morning little schoolgirl’
The high point (no pun intended) of Woodstock.
LOL, listen to the words
“tax the rich, feed the poor till there are no more”
I thought the guy was the best. RIP Alvin Lee.
Condolences to his family.
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