Alvin Lee dies: Ten Years After guitarist and Woodstock standout was 68
British blues-rock guitarist Alvin Lee died Wednesday from unforeseen complications, following a routine surgery, according to Reuters. Lee is best known from his time as guitarist for the band Ten Years After. The band rose to fame following a well-received performance at the Woodstock music festival in 1969, with their song "I'm Going Home" being featured in a documentary about the event.
Following their appearance at Woodstock, the band had a string of hits, including 1970's "Love Like A Man." However, Lee left the band in 1973, to focus on his solo career. In an interview with Rolling Stone in 1975, Lee discussed the downside to being a hit at Woodstock, saying, "We had respectful audiences then who would appreciate a jam or a swing, but after Woodstock, the audience got very noisy and only wanted to hear things like 'I'm Going Home.'"
Lee reformed the band in 1988, before stepping down again in 2003. He recorded 14 solo albums throughout his career, with the last one, "Still on the Road to Freedom," releasing in 2012.
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