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this is a discussion within the Music Community Forum; Guitarist Alvin Lee has died unexpectedly and suddenly in Spain after what was supposed to be routine surgery, according to his family. When Woodstock is mentioned people remember iconic performances by Sly & the Family Stone, Santana, The Who, CSNY ...

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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Alvin Lee goes home

Guitarist Alvin Lee has died unexpectedly and suddenly in Spain after what was supposed to be routine surgery, according to his family.


When Woodstock is mentioned people remember iconic performances by Sly & the Family Stone, Santana, The Who, CSNY and more. Fewer remember the break-out appearance by Lee and his band Ten Years After, featuring a blazing-hot 11-minute rendition of what would become Lee’s signature song. Noting his surroundings, Lee introduced it thusly: “This is a thing called ‘I’m Going Home’ – by helicopter.”

No one had ever seen a guitar played that fast, even if Lee felt later in life that he got pigeonholed as a blazing fast guitarist. Another huge hit, “I’d Love to Change the World,” was decidedly different.

Rumors began circulating this morning about the 68-year-old Lee, which were quickly confirmed by his family on his official website.



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




Rest in peace, Alvin Lee.

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:17 PM   #2
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God Bless, and Thank You for the great music
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God Bless, and Thank You for the great music
Agreed, RIP.
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