Alvin Lee

Alvin Lee

Blues Rock Blues Rock Classic Rock Guitar
Alvin Lee is famous as the guitarist in the seminal seventies rock band Ten Years After. Born Graham Barnes on 19th December 1944, in Nottingham England, Alvin Lee took up guitar at the age of thirteen. By the age of fifteen he had formed the group Jaybirds. Following in the footsteps of earlier beat groups such as the Beatles, the Jaybirds played the clubs in Hamburg, Germany to great local acclaim. On returning to London in 1966, the group changed its name to Ten Years After. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Live in Vienna
    Live in Vienna
  • Nineteenninetyfour
    Nineteenninetyfour
  • Zoom
    Zoom
  • Saguitar
    Saguitar
  • Keep on Rockin'
    Keep on Rockin'
  • Detroit Diesel
    Detroit Diesel
  • Still on the road to freedom
    Still on the road to freedom
  • Rx5
    Rx5
  • The Anthology
    The Anthology
  • In Tennessee
    In Tennessee
  • Pump Iron
    Pump Iron
  • In Flight
    In Flight
  • Let It Rock
    Let It Rock
  • Nineteen Ninety Four
    Nineteen Ninety Four
  • Pump Iron!
    Pump Iron!
  • R X 5
    R X 5
  • Live In Vienna (Viceroy)
    Live In Vienna (Viceroy)
  • Alvin Lee In Tennessee
    Alvin Lee In Tennessee
  • Solid Rock
    Solid Rock
  • Ride On
    Ride On
  • Keep On Rockin (disc 1)
    Keep On Rockin (disc 1)
  • Anthology
    Anthology
  • The Anthology (disc 1)
    The Anthology (disc 1)
  • In Flight (disc 1)
    In Flight (disc 1)
  • Rocket Fuel
    Rocket Fuel
  • The Anthology (disc 2)
    The Anthology (disc 2)
  • In Flight (disc 2)
    In Flight (disc 2)
  • Let It Rock
    Let It Rock

Alvin Lee. Artist Bio

Alvin Lee is famous as the guitarist in the seminal seventies rock band Ten Years After.

Born Graham Barnes on 19th December 1944, in Nottingham England, Alvin Lee took up guitar at the age of thirteen. By the age of fifteen he had formed the group Jaybirds. Following in the footsteps of earlier beat groups such as the Beatles, the Jaybirds played the clubs in Hamburg, Germany to great local acclaim. On returning to London in 1966, the group changed its name to Ten Years After.

Ten Years After scored hits with many albums and became a popular touring band. The band gained note in America after their appearance at Woodstock in 1969.
Lee's guitar work on ‘I’m Going Home’ on the 'Woodstock' album and film remains a standard for many rock guitarists to emulate.
Ten Years After played a mix of rock and blues tinged with jazz. In 1973, Lee left Ten Years After to pursue a solo career.

His first work was a collaborative effort with American gospel singer Mylon LeFevre on an album entitled On The Road To Freedom; other artists on the album included George Harrison, Mick Fleetwood and Steve Winwood. A year later he formed the band Alvin Lee & Company and released a double live album recorded at the Rainbow in London, In Flight.
Lee continues to record albums and play live, still thrilling audiences with his guitar virtuoso and nimble fingered fret work.
Having recorded over twenty albums, some of the key solo works Alvin Lee has recorded are:
1973 On The Road To Feedom
1974 In Flight
1975 Pump Iron
1976 Let it Rock
1978 Rocket Fuel
1979 Ride On
1980 Freefall
1981 RX5
1986 Detroit Diesel
1992 Zoom
1994 I Hear You Rockin
1996 Live In Vienna
2004 In Tennessee
2007 Saguitar
2012 Still On The Road To freedom

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