Ten Years After

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  1. Tim G

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    What ever happened to Alvin Lee and Ten Years After. I just heard on an oldies channel I'd love to change the world.
     
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    Alvin died in 2013. What a great guitar player.
     
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    Well, Alvin passed away in 2013 due to complications from routine surgery. Not sure what became of the rest of the guys. I think they tried to reform TYA with someone else ("Evolver" album).

    But they're stuff is most excellent! I've been on an Alvin Lee kick for the past several months. That guy could play!!
     
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    Boy he just embodied raw Rock & Roll, at Woodstock! ( the band too, everyone just locked in to boogie)

    Plus between that Gibson 335 ( or variation) and his attack, just one of my favorite ' best guitar tones ever!' moments.
     
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    he was my absolute idol in the late 60's. Saw TYA every time they came to town; I was able to stand right up against the low stage at the Carousel Ballroom (Fillmore West). Somewhere I have great close-up pixs, he was playing a black beauty LP that night.

    I tried to play like him, but I couldn't. And I realized that and got over it. He was my last "guitar god". All the rest since then, they don't mean a thing!
     
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    The Road To Freedom record is great as is the TYA album Undead
     
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    C'mon, we need some music to go along with this thread. Here is Lee showing some of his chops:

     
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    Okay, that was just the warm-up for his quick stuff:

     
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    Jhundt, I saw Ten Years After only one time....in San Francisco very late 1971 or very early 1972. I was stationed in Monterrey at the Defense Language Institute. We drove up and caught a great concert. I was ten feet from the stage. Alvin was healthy and kicking a$$. The ‘hippie’ chicks were not put off by my short military haircut....that was the only time in the U.S. back then that I was treated with some sort of respect while in the military. Lovely evening.
     
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    Here’s one from 1989......yeah, I kept up with them Later on too.....
     
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    A lot of players from that time were playing 335's, Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton(Cream) and Richie Blackmore and they didn't seem to have the problems a lot people talk about with semi-hollows.
    Watching that one TYA video made me think of Angus Young, I'm sure Angus was a fan and got a lot of inspiration from Alvin. EVH must have also got a lot of inspiration since his first Strat type had a bridge pickup from a 65 335 guitar.
    My oldest brother listened to them alot which is why he probably bought the guitar that became my first guitar and is the avatar pic.
     
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    I loved the Cricklewood Green album when I was in the 9th grade, in 1972.
    I wore that record out.
    Alvin Lee inspired me to buy my first Gibson.
    Not knowing any better, I bought a ratty ES330 because it looked like AL’s 335.
    Thanks for listening.
     
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    Gone but not forgotten. Always got a big kick out of his work. His blues rock was fun, but my favorite cuts were the strange stuff.
     
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    After Woodstock, the guys in my band teased me, asking why I couldn't play like Alvin Lee? I had to explain his guitar simply had MORE NOTES on it than mine. They never seemed to buy that, but it was true. ;)
    I've heard in interviews, he regretted the attention he got after the Woodstock film.....all people wanted to hear was Goin' Home. He resented that audiences often got restless during other songs.
    I never had that problem, either. :(
     
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    Yeah, loved Me And My Baby from that album. Perhaps my favorite TYA song. Nice jazzy groove. Leo Lyons really shines on bass too.

     
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    jump blues, eh?
     
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    Is that what it's called? I don't know. All I know is I like it a lot.
     
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