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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NPR: March 6, 2013 Alvin Lee Is Going Home: 'Ten Years After' Guitarist Dies


Alvin Lee Is Going Home: 'Ten Years After' Guitarist Dies

By MARK MEMMOTT March 06, 2013


Guitarist Alvin Lee, whose incendiary performance with the British band Ten Years After was one of the highlights of the 1969 Woodstock festival, has died.

He was 68. Lee's website says he "passed away early this morning [Wednesday] after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure." An assistant to his daughter also confirmed the news to NPR.

His band's biggest hit — "I'd Love to Change the World" — came a couple years after Woodstock. We'll embed a clip from that.

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If you haven't heard "I'm Going Home" in a while, click here.

According to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a good source for Woodstock history, Ten Years After's set on Aug. 17, 1969, came right after the performance by Country Joe and the Fish and right before The Band.

Update at 8:15 a.m. ET, March 7. From Morning Edition:

Our friends on Morning Edition have more on Lee, including clips of him playing. According to host Steve Inskeep, Ten Years After never played "I'd Love to Change the World" in concert, preferring to stick to the blues.

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NPR: March 6, 2013 Alvin Lee Is Going Home: 'Ten Years After' Guitarist Dies



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