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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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  • The Bluesalley avatar Mar-30-2017, 17:36:50

    Alvin Lee & Ten Years After - Help Me #nowplaying #listenlive

  • Limão avatar Mar-30-2017, 17:27:19

    The Bluest Blues by Alvin Lee #NowPlaying

  • Karen Yeo Siew Kim avatar Mar-30-2017, 15:56:38

    @ get one human soul name alvin lee do experiment in his soul

  • Torsten Strube avatar Mar-30-2017, 15:42:25

    Ich habe ein Video zu einer @YouTube-Playlist hinzugefügt: IN MEMORIAM ALVIN LEE .. Ten years after - I` d

  • Limão avatar Mar-30-2017, 13:20:20

    Alvin Lee é isso que vou ouvir hj

  • Karin Blacow avatar Mar-30-2017, 11:09:01

    RT @ILSI_Europe: Presentation on ‘Pros and Cons of Methods of Detection for #Viruses in #Foods’ by Dr Alvin Lee #IAFPEuro17 @IAFPFood

  • IAFP Food avatar Mar-30-2017, 10:49:25

    RT @ILSI_Europe: Presentation on ‘Pros and Cons of Methods of Detection for #Viruses in #Foods’ by Dr Alvin Lee #IAFPEuro17 @IAFPFood

  • nahuel avatar Mar-30-2017, 07:04:30

    RT @AliothRecords: Thanks @simonlee_alvin for play "Victory" in your radio show 🙌

  • Wilson Lee Flores avatar Mar-30-2017, 06:34:46

    Congrats #photography #art exhibit by my nephew businessman Alvin Lee (3rd from left). He's…

  • ILSI Europe avatar Mar-30-2017, 06:30:35

    Presentation on ‘Pros and Cons of Methods of Detection for #Viruses in #Foods’ by Dr Alvin Lee #IAFPEuro17 @IAFPFood

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