Thursday, March 7, 2013

Alvin Lee is going home at age 68

Alvin Lee, lead guitarist and vocalist of Ten Years After, died after routine minor surgery. One of the archetypal power rock quartets of the late 60's and early 70's, Ten Years After never failed to excite at live concerts. I saw them at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago in June of 1970. The lineup included B.B King, Brownsville Station and Mott the Hoople. It was a great night of guitar rock.

Alvin was generally viewed as a journeyman axe player not worthy to be mentioned in the same sentence as Clapton and Beck. If you wanted a great night of RnR Alvin Lee was your man. Some cuts to remember him by -


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