Alvin Lee, Ten Years After's co-founder, has died, reports Today on March 6. Lee, born in England, was 68 years old. "With great sadness we have to announce that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure. We have lost a wonderful much loved father and companion. The world has lost a truly great and gifted musician," Jasmin, Evi and Suzanne announced on the singer's website, March 6.
Alvin Lee of Ten Years After was a guitarist and frontman for the group. The blues/rock band was co-founded in the 1960s with bassist Leo Lyons. The band is best known for the songs "I'm Going Home," "Hear Me Calling," "I'd Love to Change the World," and "Love Like a Man."
When you think about Woodstock, you may think about Jimi Hendrix's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," for example. But Ten Years After's 10-minute "I'm Going Home" performed at Woodstock, and documented in the 1970 "Woodstock" film, was one of the moments that made the group famous. "The solo on the movie sounds pretty rough to me these days," Lee said in an interview with Guitar World. "But it had the energy, and that was what Ten Years After were all about at the time."
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