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British Guitarist Alvin Lee Of  Ten Years After Dies

 

 

” British blues-rock guitarist Alvin Lee, who was best known for his performance with rock band Ten Years After at Woodstock in 1969, died on Wednesday at age 68, his family said.

“With great sadness we have to announce that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure,” the family said in a statement on the singer’s official website.”

 

 

Ten Years After Live At Woodstock 1969

Goin’ Home

 

 

Ten Years After – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl , Live 1968

 

Ten Years After- Woodchopper’s Ball, Live At The Marquee

 

Ten Years After Choo Choo Mama Aug 4, 1975

 

Ten Years After Rock ‘n’ Roll Music to the World

 

TEN YEARS AFTER – I Can´t Keep From Cryin´Sometimes (Live in Studio Munich 1969)

 

Ten Years After – I’d Love to Change the World – Alvin Lee

 

 

 

Biography

” Born in Nottingham,[1] he began playing guitar at the age of 13, and with Leo Lyons formed the core of the band Ten Years After in 1960. Influenced by his parents’ collection of jazz and blues records, it was the advent of rock and roll that sparked his interest, and guitarists such as Chuck Berry and Scotty Moore provided his inspiration.

Lee began to play professionally in 1962, in a band named the Jaybirds, who enjoyed popularity in their native England, but moved on to seek a wider fan base. They began that year to perform in the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany, following closely behind The Beatles. There, with Alvin Lee assuming the permanent role of lead vocalist in addition to that of lead guitarist, they began to build a following. It was not until the band moved to London in 1966 and changed its name, first to Jaybird, dropping ‘The’ and ‘s’ to make it sound more contemporary; then to Blues Yard (for one gig at the Marquee Club); and finally to Ten Years After, that international success beckoned. The band secured a residency at the Marquee Club, and an invitation to the Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival in 1967 led to their first recording contract. The self-titled debut album received airplay on San Francisco’s underground music radio stations and was embraced by listeners, including concert promoter Bill Graham, who invited the band to tour the United States for the first time in 1968. Ten Years After would ultimately tour the US twenty-eight times in seven years, more than any other UK band.

Lee’s performance at the Woodstock Festival was captured on film in the documentary of the event and his playing helped catapult him into stardom.[2]Soon the band was playing arenas and stadiums around the globe. Although Lee later lamented that he missed the intimacy of smaller venues, the impact the film made brought his music to a worldwide audience.”

 

Alvin Lee Official Website

Year Title Label Editors’ Rating Average User Rating
1973
On The Road To Freedom
On The Road To Freedom AMR Archive
(3)
1973
Road to Freedom
Road to Freedom Chrysalis Records
(1)
1974
In Flight
In Flight Repertoire
(6)
1975
Pump Iron!
Pump Iron! Repertoire
(1)
1978
Let It Rock
Let It Rock Teichiku Records
(1)
1978
Rocket Fuel: Ten Years Later
Rocket Fuel: Ten Years Later Repertoire
(2)
1979
Ten Years Later: Ride On
Ten Years Later: Ride On SPV / Repertoire
(1)
1980
Free Fall
Free Fall AMR Archive
(1)
1981
RX5
RX5 Teichiku Records
No User Ratings
1986 Detroit Diesel Twenty-One Records
No User Ratings
1994
Nineteen Ninety Four
Nineteen Ninety Four Thunderbolt (UK)
(2)
1994 Zoom Domino
(2)
1996
Live in Vienna
Live in Vienna Viceroy
(1)
2004
In Tennessee
In Tennessee Repertoire
(2)
2007
Saguitar
Saguitar Rainman, Inc.
(1)
2012
Still on the Road to Freedom
Still on the Road to Freedom Rainman / Rainman, Inc.
(3)
Keep On Rockin'
Keep On Rockin’ Repertoire
(1)
Retrospective Magnum Video
No User Ratings
Solid Rock
Solid Rock EMI Music Distribution
(1)
The Best Of Repertoire
No User Rating

RIP Alvin

 

 

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Elvis guitarist dies after cancer battle: John Wilkinson dead at 67 (Photos)

 

Elvis Presley and John Wilkinson phtos

 

 

” Sadly, an Elvis guitarist died Friday at 67. John Wilkinson, who played 1,200 shows with Elvis Presley, passed away in Springfield, Mo. Family members say his cause of death was related to a battle with cancer. His wife said he spent is last hours listening to music by The King.

According to a report on Jan. 11 from News-Leader, Wilkinson’s wife, Terry, was by his side when Elvis’ upstart guitarist died yesterday.

View slideshow: John Wilkinson dies at 67

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley reached out to Wilkinson’s family with their deepest condolences. A statement read: “John and the beautiful music he made with Elvis will live forever in our hearts.” “

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