03-19-2013 11:27 PM - edited 03-19-2013 11:32 PM
While I was researching Gibson 335's tonight, and came across the news that Alvin Lee, of the group Ten Years After, passed away on March, 7th. at age 68.
Alvin Lee's performance of "I'm Goin' Home", at Woodstock '69, still ranks as one of the greatest rock performances I've ever seen.
R.I.P. Alvin Lee.
03-20-2013 08:24 AM
He's one of the biggest reasons I ever picked up the guitar. The 1st song I figured out how to play by myself was "I Would Love To Change the World." And, just to take it one step further, my youngest son's middle name is Leevai (Alvin Lee and Steve Vai).
03-20-2013 08:56 AM
Back in the early 90's, I was watching a "LazerVision" disc (don't ask:smileyhappy) on my then-new 50" Pioneer Elite rear-projection TV. The video was the Woodstock documentary: My 88 year-old grandmother was visiting, and when Alvin Lee started to play "I'm Goin' Home", she walked into the livingroom, and sat down to watch the performance. She was grinning from ear to ear, and when Alvin was done, she said; "Wow,,,is he EVER goin' home". She was just thrilled with his performance, even though she barely spoke a word of english.(french)
03-20-2013 01:23 PM
I saw Alvin Lee with a three piece act at the Vic theater in Chicago around 1984
They pulled all the theater seats and put tables in and had waitresses and a bar.
Great night, great band, great sound and lights
Great Gin and Tonics
03-21-2013 05:27 AM
I saw Alvin Lee at DiFiore's Music in Cleveland in about '71 or '72. He was just sitting on a bench, playing the snot out of a guitar. Not there putting on a show or anything (at the moment. He was on tour and was passing through town), he was just a customer. Talked to him for a couple of minutes. He seemed like a nice guy.
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