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RIP Alvin Lee

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BulbousMoses, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Alvin Lee of Ten Years After has passed away. Not a bass player but a great musician, just the same.
  2. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Sad. RIP Alvin. They'll be rippin' it up in the heavenly host tonight.
    He's going home.
  3. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Yep.. Just heard. Routine surgery gone bad.

    Great guitarist

    "I'd Love To Change The World" too... RIP
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest

  5. BIG +1

  6. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Oh man, that really sucks to hear. Ssssh was probably the first great blues rock album I heard as a kid. The album he did with Mylon LeFerve was a favorite too. I've been eyeballing the Ssssh album recently because I've been missing it. I'm gonna go pick up both of those.
  7. tat2jim


    Sep 13, 2007
    ATL via NYC
    Badass at Woodstock. RIP.
  8. burnunit

    burnunit obsolete

    Nov 17, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    Sorry to hear this - I really enjoyed his music as a teenager in the sixties. Cricklewood Green and StonedHenge were my favs. Like many of my generation, bands like Ten Years After were an introduction to the blues.
  9. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    R.I.P. to a great guitarist. I got see Ten Years After in the early 70s along with Wild Turkey (featuring bassist Glen Cornick previously with Jethro Tull), and Law. What a great concert. I still have the flyer and ticket stub.
  10. :crying:...:crying:...:crying:...:crying:

    listen to Woodchopper's Ball on the UNDEAD album and you will truly understand what blazing, burning guitar is all about

  11. I first heard of T.Y.A. when I was 15,(1972) I was always and still amazed at his giutar playing. Some lyrics from "Once there was a Time" R.I. P Alvin Lee

    Once there was a time I'd rob my mama
    For a good meal and a smoke
    Once there was a time I'd sell my brother
    For a dollar when I was broke

    But I'd never sell my guitar
    And my strings were always sharp
    'Cause if I don't have a guitar
    I'll be strumming on some angels harp

    And if I don't get to heaven
    And I go down there below
    Better be a guitar when I get there
    Or, I will refuse to go

    Once there was a time I was hungry
    And I'd find my food in some bin
    But I'd never, never sell my guitar
    'Cause that would, darling, that would be a sin

    Heaven is Rockin right now...
  12. That's 3 famous (or infamous) people in the last couple of days.
    William Moody (AKA Paul Bearer/Percy Pringle)
    Alvin Lee

    R.I.P all. :(
  13. + 1,000,000,000,000,000,000

    It is a sad day for me.:bawl:
  14. zfunkman


    Dec 18, 2012
  15. I will never, ever forget the impression that performance made on me first time I saw the movie. Didn't know him from Adam, but walked out of the theater a believer.

    RIP, AL
  16. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Well,R.I.P. for two of them.
  17. Gone too soon.
    R. I. P. Alvin
  18. Truly sad.
    Saw Ten Years After twice in early '70's. Alvin was a monster on guitar and Leo Lyons was
    brutal on bass, he would beat the strings like he was disciplining a bad dogs. I'm sure his bass had the road worn look at 3 months old.
  19. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Correct. TYA and Richie Havens stole the show IMO.

  20. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012

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