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    Alvin Lee - Ten Years After lead gutarist - dead at 68

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    Bob Latino
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    Alvin Lee - Ten Years After lead gutarist - dead at 68

    Post by Bob Latino on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:27 am

    Alvin Lee, the lead guitarist of the British rock/blues band "Ten Years After", died yesterday in Spain after complications set in after a routine surgical procedure. Lee was 68 years old. Alvin had some of the "fastest fingers" of any lead guitarist of his generation. The video below is recorded live at Woodstock in 1969 and is one of Ten Years After's most notable hits .. "I'm Going Home". If you don't have time to watch the whole video, skip ahead to about 8:30 into track. From there to the end shows Alvin at his best ...

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    Re: Alvin Lee - Ten Years After lead gutarist - dead at 68

    Post by peterh on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:03 pm

    Sad sad.

    Nice video. I'm lucky to have 3 or 4 vinyls with him/them.

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    Re: Alvin Lee - Ten Years After lead gutarist - dead at 68

    Post by arledgsc on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:12 pm

    Saddened by the news. Thanks for the warm memories. RIP Alvin.
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    Re: Alvin Lee - Ten Years After lead gutarist - dead at 68

    Post by tubes4hifi on Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:33 pm

    RIP Alvin
    slightly off topic, but still my favorite guitar performance (Led Zeppelin-Startway to Heaven)is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q7Vr3yQYWQ (7 minutes to 9 minutes)
    and in this much older version, kind of blurry, but you can really see his fingers moving http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBtxhRnM2rM
    ( 6 minutes to 8.5 minutes)
    if you want to see a teen girl shred a guitar, check this out, at the one minute mark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stlYDxHftb4
    and a great Pink Floyd cover of Comfortably Numb here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILbharIiEig&list=UU-MkY-TsU-RoxVoHXxnbonA&index=5
    but this girl here is probably one of the great guitarists in the world today . . .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpsY6f4nRPs&list=PL6AEC44FC5BF25857&index=26


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    Re: Alvin Lee - Ten Years After lead gutarist - dead at 68

    Post by Windup on Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:40 pm

    I'd Love To Change The World.
    The best!
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    Re: Alvin Lee - Ten Years After lead gutarist - dead at 68

    Post by hawaii.ken on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:40 am

    R.I.P.
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    Re: Alvin Lee - Ten Years After lead gutarist - dead at 68

    Post by bcinnamon on Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:59 am

    Ten Years After was a terrific blues/rock band, and Lee was at the top of the guitar playing class. My favorite is "I'd Love to Change the World." Crank your attenuator up to 11 and "I'll leave it up to you...."
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    Re: Alvin Lee - Ten Years After lead gutarist - dead at 68

    Post by Maintarget on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:09 am

    One of my favorite guitarist way underrated.+
    RIP Alvin.

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