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Alvin lee has died

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by gpasq, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. gpasq

    gpasq Friend of Leo's

    Oct 15, 2011
    Littleton, CO
  2. pdshane

    pdshane TDPRI Member

    Jan 27, 2010
    Cleveland, OH
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  4. Rod Parsons

    Rod Parsons Friend of Leo's

    Sep 26, 2009
    Winchester, Va.
  5. cosmiccowboy

    cosmiccowboy Tele-Afflicted

  6. stratomite

    stratomite Tele-Meister

    Oct 10, 2007
    RIP, Alvin Lee. Sad day.
  7. Collirem

    Collirem Tele-Meister

    Jun 14, 2011
    Wichita. Kansas
    Sad news .... I grew up listening to Ten Years After. Cricklewood Green, Watt, Shhhh and especially A Space In Time.....
  8. Robsocal

    Robsocal Tele-Meister

    May 30, 2006
    Southern California
    Very sad news. I played Ssssh. so many times that it wore out.

    He inspired a generation of players who tried to emulate his style post his searing Woodstock performance.
  9. J-man

    J-man Super Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    North Wales
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    I've never really listened to his music properly, but I always liked that Woodstock clip. Any recommendations on what to listen to?
  10. umasstele

    umasstele Tele-Afflicted

    You should look up the album "Undead" it is a live ten years after album...KILLER

  11. cosmiccowboy

    cosmiccowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Cricklewood Green, Shhhh, and of course Undead (LIVE)..... are my recommendations :cool:
  12. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

    Aug 29, 2007
    MV, CA
    At that time, he was the fastest player on the planet. I was in a guitar store in Kansas City many years ago and talking to a sales guy about a guitar. There was a player in the back of the store with his amp cranked and playing the riffs from Alvin at Woodstock. After several minutes we could not carry on a conversation because this guy was just too loud, this from almost 50 feet away. I said to the salesman, "You should tell that guy to turn down" he thinks he is Alvin Lee". The salesman said "Well, it is Alvin Lee, and I'm not going to tell him anything". Turns out he was in town for a concert. I would have stayed to meet him but my ears couldn't take the pain.
  13. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    He was a major childhood hero.
    The first "speed demon/shredder" guy I ever heard.
    He, and Jimi really made Woodstock, for guys like me.
    Loved the Cricklewood Green album, wore it out in 71/72.
    I can't see a red 335 and not think of him.
    Thanks, Alvin!

    ROADMAN Poster Extraordinaire

  15. Justinvs

    Justinvs Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 31, 2008
    Wise River, Montana
  16. jkrischan

    jkrischan Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 26, 2011
    Buffalo NY
    RIP, one of my early favorites. Wood choppers ball still makes its way into most of my playlists.
  17. eddiewagner

    eddiewagner Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 6, 2005
    Same here. Ten years after was huge.
    Rest in peace mister lee.
  18. rokdog49

    rokdog49 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 22, 2010
    I had that album...played it to death. I thought he was incredible and recently after viewing "Woodstock" again, his guitar playing was simply amazing.
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