Ten Years After

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  1. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

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    I always found it interesting how he tended to rest his wrist on the bridge.
    A good example of 'doing what suits yourself best' being the only rule.

    I suspect he wouldn't have found strats very comfortable.
     
  2. Wally

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    I had to watch that Milk Cow Blues thing again, verb boten. You might check it out. The longest stretch he has there is when he bars the 1st position A and frets the 5th fret A on the high E string. That is a doable cord, ime...for anyone. It is actually the high strings of a barre G formation, which is a chord I can do in any position. To form the entire barre G is a chore for some, but to play that A chord with the A on the first string is...or should be...no problem. He does go to the 6th fret in one movement there, but he moves his hand up the neck very quickly for that.
    I too thank PCollen for that...enjoyable it was.
     
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    what guitar was he playing?

    It's quite possible that I was there too, I saw them a few times right around then.

    Has anyone ever been so identified by one guitar? I just now looked through hundreds of images on google trying to find a pic of him with a Les Paul, and all I see is that ES.

    I remember being a bit disappointed when I saw him with the ES, because I thought the black LP was so cool.
     
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    he was playing that red, much-modified ES-335...nothing else. He had gained weight after a lifestyle change, as I understood it.....looked healthy, sounded great.
     
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    TYA left a significant mark on the Blues/Rock genre from the late 60's to early 70's. Alvin's playing and performance was enthralling. I have some LP's: Cricklewood Green, Ssssh, and A Space in Time. It's nice to see so much love for Alvin Lee and Ten Years After. Great band.

     
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    Used to catch him at small clubs in the eighties. Impeccable shows.
     
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    DonM Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Never got to see him, but man, he was something else. This is my favorite.

     
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    Great thread guys!

    TYA should never be forgotten, a great band ...... and thanks to you good folks on TDPRI they won't be. And yes, Alvin Lee was one of the very best ever.
     
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    I picked up the Pure Blues album and really liked it. Especially The Bluest Blues.
     
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    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    I was fortunate enough to see him in a small club in Tempe in what I think was the early 90's. As I remember it was a solo tour, billed as Alvin Lee, not TYA. I do remember how great he was. So glad I got to see that in person. Man, that guy could play!

    This is the Alvin Lee I will Always remember:
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