Blues Rock Guitarist Alvin Lee Dies
March 6, 2013 at 3:25 PM (PT)
According to the news source REUTERS, British blues-rock guitarist ALVIN LEE, who was best known for his performance with rock band TEN YEARS AFTER at WOODSTOCK in 1969, died today at age 68.
LEE's family posted a statement on his official website that said "With great sadness we have to announce that ALVIN unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure." The statement didn't say what sort of procedure LEE underwent or where the musician died.
LEE and TEN YEARS AFTER achieved international prominence after a much-lauded performance at the 1969 WOODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL in NEW YORK state. The band's song, "I'm Going Home," which featured LEE's singing and extended guitar solos, opened the band to bigger audiences after it was included in the documentary "WOODSTOCK" in 1970.
TEN YEARS AFTER's biggest hits followed WOODSTOCK, including "Love Like a Man" in 1970 and "I'd Love to Change the World" in 1971.The band released 11 studio albums between 1966 and 2008. LEE put out 14 solo albums, the most recent was "Still on the Road to Freedom" in 2012.