Guitarist and singer Alvin Lee passed away this morning, leaving behind a musical legacy that spans fifty years and more than twenty albums. He was a founding member of the blues/rock band Ten Years After.
The following announcement is posted on his website alvinlee.com:
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, and the world has lost a truly great and gifted musician.
Jasmin, Evi and Suzanne
Alvin Lee and Ten Years After scored the radio hit “I’d Love To Change The World,” but the band is most remembered for their live performance at Woodstock featuring Lee’s scorching guitar work.
Alvin Lee’s newest CD, Still On The Road To Freedom, embraces his love of roots music, from rock n’ roll to blues and jazz, and was released August 2012 on Rainman Records in the USA and on Repertoire Records in Europe.
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock