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Alvin Lee Dead?

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Date of Death: Mar 06, 2013
Cause(s) of Death: Not Known
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Alvin Lee (born Graham Barnes, 19 December 1944, Nottingham, England) is an English rock guitarist and singer. He began playing guitar at the age of 13, and with Leo Lyons formed the core of the band Ten Years After in 1960. Influenced by his parents' collection of jazz and blues records, it was the advent of rock and roll that sparked his interest, and guitarists such as Chuck Berry and Scotty Moore provided his inspiration. Lee began to play professionally in a band named The Jaybirds, in 1962, who enjoyed popularity in their native England, but moved on to seek a wider fan base. They began that year to perform in the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany, following closely behind The Beatles. There, with Alvin Lee assuming the permanent role of lead vocalist in addition to that of lead guitarist, they began to build a following. It was not until the band moved to London in 1966 and changed its name, first to Jaybird, dropping 'The' and 's' to make it sound more contemporary; then to Blues Yard (for one gig at the Marquee Club); and finally to Ten Years After, that international success beckoned. The band secured a residency at the Marquee Club, and an invitation to the Windsor Jazz &

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  • Lee McNeil avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:07:03

    RT @WWIIMemorial: #Army SSGT Alvin Carey was awarded the #MedalofHonor for extraordinary actions, sacrifice of life #OTD 1944 #WWII #WW2 #F…

  • HoldMyTicket avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:01:56

    Dave Alvin, Terry Allen, Cindy Lee Berryhill & Christy McWilson @ South Broadway Cultural Center Albuquerque NM on 8/23 7:30pm http://hmt.f

  • AMP Concerts avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:01:56

    Dave Alvin, Terry Allen, Cindy Lee Berryhill & Christy McWilson @ South Broadway Cultural Center Albuquerque NM on 8/23 7:30pm http://hmt.f

  • Kokojoe95 avatar Aug-23-2017, 15:55:45

    Alvin Lee - The Bluest Blues @thefourswans Think you might like this https://t.co/bDdHJA7lru

  • David Rush avatar Aug-23-2017, 15:14:40

    #musicnight Alvin Lee 'In Flight' & now Sonny Rollins 'Love at First Sight's. Next Brian Enough Peter Schwalm 'Music for Onmyo-Ji

  • Brian David Johnson avatar Aug-23-2017, 15:11:22

    Ten Years After - Cricklewood Green (Full Album) https://t.co/X0o9ukaDHV via @YouTube Love you, Alvin Lee. Rest in peace my Brother

  • Tuttorock avatar Aug-23-2017, 15:09:07

    ...48 anni fa!! TEN YEARS AFTER - SSSSH - 1969. Terzo album per la rock band inglese di Alvin Lee. https://t.co/Fh1pEMPm8c

  • Weedgenstein avatar Aug-23-2017, 15:07:55

    @__ssshhhh__ Alvin Lee - The Bluest Blues

  • GEORGI BORIS avatar Aug-23-2017, 15:07:16

    Ten Years After - I'd Love to Change the World - Alvin Lee https://t.co/iyWRg2hozE

  • SammiD avatar Aug-23-2017, 13:55:35

    A little Alvin Lee #tenyearsafter #alvinlee #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vinylrecords… https://t.co/4QqUJanli1

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