|Birth name||Graham Barnes|
|Born||19 December 1944|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Sitar|
|Years active||1960 - present|
|Associated acts||Ten Years After|
|Gibson Custom Shop "Big Red" Signature model|
Alvin Lee (born Graham Barnes, 19 December 1944, Nottingham, England) is an English rock guitarist and singer. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Nottingham ( is a city in the Ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire, England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. A British blue is also a type of cat The British blues is a type of Blues music that originated in the late 1950s Blues-rock is a hybrid musical genre combining Bluesy improvisations over the 12-bar blues and extended Boogie jams with Rock A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the The sitar ( Hindi: सितार Urdu: ستار Persian: سی تار) is a Plucked stringed instrument. Ten Years After are an English Blues rock band, most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s The Gibson ES-335 was the world's first commercial semi-hollowbody Electric guitar, released by Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1958. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Nottingham ( is a city in the Ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire, England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The English people (from the adjective in Englisc) are a Nation and Ethnic group native to England who predominantly speak English A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres He began playing guitar at the age of thirteen, and with Leo Lyons formed the core of the band Ten Years After in 1960. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles Leo Lyons (born David William Lyons on 30 November 1943, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Standbridge, Bedfordshire A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Ten Years After are an English Blues rock band, most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s Originally influenced by his parent's collection of jazz and blues records, it was the advent of rock and roll that truly sparked his interest and creativity, and guitarists like Chuck Berry and Scotty Moore provided his inspiration. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression A gramophone Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18 1926 in St Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III (born December 27, 1931 near Gadsden Tennessee) is a legendary American Guitarist and
The Jaybirds, as Lee's early band was called from 1962, were popular locally, and had success at Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany (since that time lead guitarist Lee also took lead vocals), following The Beatles there the same year. For the band see Starclub. The Star-Club was a music club in Hamburg, Germany that opened Friday 13 April Hamburg (English, German: ˈhambʊɐk local pronunciation Low German / Low Saxon: Hamborg) is the second-largest city in Germany Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 But 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 (TYA), that international success beckoned. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. The Marquee is a legendary music club first located at 165 Oxford Street, London, England when it opened in 1958 with a range of jazz and Skiffle The band secured a residency at the Marquee Club, and an invitation to the Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival in 1967 led to their first recording contract. A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a Record label and a Recording artist (or group where the artist The self titled debut album surprisingly received play on San Francisco, California's underground radio stations and was enthusiastically embraced by listeners, including concert promoter Bill Graham, who invited the band to tour the United States for the first time in the summer of 1968. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Underground music refers to a variety of post-1960s rock pop or dance subgenres that developed a Cult following despite their lack of Mainstream appeal visibility This article is about radio broadcasting for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. Bill Graham ( January 8, 1931 &ndash October 25, 1991) was an American Impresario and rock Concert promoter The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Audiences were immediately taken by Lee's distinctive, soulful, rapid fire guitar playing and the band's innovative mix of blues, swing jazz and rock, and an American love affair began. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the TYA would ultimately tour the U.S. twenty-eight times in seven years, more than any other UK band. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
Appearing at the Woodstock Festival, Lee's performance was captured on film in the documentary of the festival and his playing helped catapult him into stardom, and soon the band was playing arenas and stadia around the globe. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality Although Lee later lamented that he missed the intimacy of smaller venues, there is no denying the impact the film made in bringing his music to a worldwide audience.
TYA had success, releasing ten albums together, but by 1973, Lee was feeling limited by the band's style. With American gospel singer Mylon LeFevre and a host of rock talents like George Harrison, Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood and Mick Fleetwood, he recorded and released On the Road to Freedom, a highly acclaimed album that was at the forefront of country rock. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Gospel music is Music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life as well as (in terms of the varying music styles to Mylon LeFevre (born on October 6, 1944 in Gulfport Mississippi) is the former Christian rock singer of the Grammy Award -winning band Mylon Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001 was an English rock Guitarist Singer - Songwriter, Author Stephen Lawrence "Steve" or "Stevie" Winwood (born 12 May 1948 in Handsworth, Birmingham) is an English Singer-songwriter Ronald David "Ronnie" Wood (born 1 June 1947 in Hillingdon London) is an English rock Guitarist and Bassist best known Michael John Kells "Mick" Fleetwood (born on June 24, 1947 in Redruth, Cornwall, UK) is a British -born musician On the Road to Freedom is the 1973 album by Alvin Lee and Mylon LeFevre. For the geological term see Country rock (geology. Country rock is a Musical Genre formed from the fusion of rock A year later, in response to a dare, Lee formed Alvin Lee & Company to play a show at the Rainbow in London and released it as a double live album, In Flight. The Rainbow was a live Rock music venue in north London that opened in September 1971 with a concert by The Who, supported by Quiver and closed In Baseball, the rules state that a batted ball is considered In flight when it has not yet touched any object other than a fielder or his equipment An energetic mix of rhythm and blues and rock, with a tribute to Elvis Presley thrown in for good measure, Lee once, in his understated fashion, called this band "a funky little outfit". Various members of the band continued on with Lee for his next two albums, Pump Iron and Let it Rock. In late 1975, he played guitar and acoustic guitar for a couple of tracks on Bo Diddley's The 20th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll all-star album. Bo Diddley ( December 30 1928 &ndash June 2 2008, born Ellas Otha Bates) was an original and influential American He finished out the 1970s with the trio Ten Years Later who also released two albums, Rocket Fuel (1978) and Ride On (1979) and toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States.
The 1980s brought another change in Lee's direction, with two albums that were strong collaborations with Rare Bird's Steve Gould and an extensive tour with the former John Mayall and Rolling Stones' guitarist Mick Taylor joining his band. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Rare Bird was a Progressive rock band founded in 1969 They were formed in England, but had more success in other European countries than they For the curler see Steve Gould (curler, and for the biologist see Stephen Jay Gould Steve Gould (born March 25th 1950 in Battersea John Mayall, OBE (born 29 November 1933) is a pioneering English Blues Singer, Songwriter, and multi- Instrumentalist Michael "Mick" Kevin Taylor (born 17 January 1949 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) is an English Musician best known as a
Lee's overall musical output includes more than 20 albums, including 1985's Detroit Diesel, and the back to back 1990s collections of Zoom and 1994 (U. S. title I Hear You Rockin' ). Guest artists on both albums include George Harrison. A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a Their duet on 1994's The Bluest Blues led one reviewer to call it "the most perfect blues song ever recorded. This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1994. "
Alvin Lee in Tennessee, recorded with rock and roll legends Scotty Moore and D. J. Fontana was released in 2004 . Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III (born December 27, 1931 near Gadsden Tennessee) is a legendary American Guitarist and Dominic Joseph Fontana (born March 15 1931 in Shreveport Louisiana) is an American musician best known as the Drummer for Elvis Presley for
Lee's most recent album, Saguitar, was released in September 2007.