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Date of Death: Mar 06, 2013
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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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  • The Bluesalley avatar Apr-26-2017, 22:42:39

    Alvin Lee; Alvin Lee & Ten Years After; Ten Y - Outside My Window [#] #nowplaying #listenlive

  • laney lane avatar Apr-26-2017, 21:52:25

    @ScottGPatterson Jimmy Hendrix, Alvin Lee, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend, Buddy Guy to name a few

  • rp-playlist avatar Apr-26-2017, 18:23:22

    Now Playing on #radioparadise: Alvin Lee - The Bluest Blues

  • DJ Xquizit avatar Apr-26-2017, 16:30:33

    Top name supports: ARD001 : Photographer, Roman Messer, Maratone, Dave Pearce, Simon Lee & Alvin, Bigtopo ARD002...

  • Lord Baheid o Fittie avatar Apr-26-2017, 16:17:27

    RT @boozybluesy: Alvin Lee – The Bluest Blues via @YouTube

  • La Fée Verte avatar Apr-26-2017, 16:02:22

    RT @boozybluesy: Alvin Lee – The Bluest Blues via @YouTube

  • Scotsfox avatar Apr-26-2017, 16:02:11

    RT @boozybluesy: Alvin Lee – The Bluest Blues via @YouTube

  • Irene Fraser avatar Apr-26-2017, 15:58:23

    Alvin Lee – The Bluest Blues via @YouTube

  • myRockworld avatar Apr-26-2017, 12:17:33

    myRockworld memorabilia: Ten Years After - A Space in Time 1971 vinyl LP signed by Leo Lyons, Alvin Lee (R.I.P.),...

  • The Bluesalley avatar Apr-26-2017, 11:37:27

    Alvin Lee; Alvin Lee & Ten Years After; Ten Y - I Woke up This Morning #nowplaying #listenlive

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