Alvin Lee has Gone Home

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The music world bid farewell to another guitar great on Wednesday with the passing of Alvin Lee. During the late 1960s and 1970s, the British born Lee fronted the band Ten Years After, and set the world on fire at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969 with “I’m Going Home.” Lee was known for his lightning fast guitar work and sensitive interpretations of blues standards and his own compositions. Lee recorded nearly 30 studio and live albums during his career—to this day, Ten Years After Recorded Live remains one of my own “desert island” selections… most notably for its incendiary cover of Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Help Me.” His latest album, Still on the Road to Freedom, was released last year. Lee was 68.


Alvin Lee

Posted by Keith Howard at 03/07/2013 10:37:04 AM | 

I remember my week ends with my dad when i was a kid, we would watch WoodStock VHS tapes and of course Alvin Lee concerts, this was a family reunion around music, now everybody is just listening to music with their ipod, but they're alone, they don't really share the moment, and that's what woodstock was all about wasn't it ? Sharing some time together.
Posted by: Dominique ( Email ) at 4/1/2013 11:38 AM

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