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#2476160 - 03/06/13 10:50 AM RIP - Alvin Lee
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In my opinion, the best guitarist who played at Woodstock. (puts on my asbestos suit)
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#2476161 - 03/06/13 10:54 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: CEB]
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OMG - say it's not true...
He was an amazing player. Peace to you Brother Alvin - you were an inspiration to me.
RIP Mr. Lee
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#2476164 - 03/06/13 11:06 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: CEB]
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Just saw it on the interweb, daggon shame - he was having some type of surgery.
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#2476166 - 03/06/13 11:14 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: LeftyBlues]
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http://todayentertainment.today.com/_new...died-at-68?lite <--- his spirit carries on the legend of Woodstock's I'm Going Home...he'll be missed here on earth...


Edited by Larryz (03/06/13 04:10 PM)
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#2476171 - 03/06/13 11:23 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: Larryz]
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this totally blows. he was one of my all time favorites.

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#2476200 - 03/06/13 01:08 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
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I still listen to his music all the time. One of my early inspirations and all time favorite guitar players. I can still remember the first time I heard *I'm Going Home*

RIP Mr.Lee,you did us well.

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#2476202 - 03/06/13 01:24 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: Minte]
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Man, the heroes just keep on falling by the way! Maybe it's morbid, but I wonder if anybody ever considered that the post-war baby boom was going to result in a proportionate number of deaths clumped together somewhere down the line? My guess is we'll see a lot more of our heroes and friends going in the near future.

I share condolences with his family, friends and fans. Alvin, you really are going home now, and you don't need a helicopter this time! RIP.
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#2476217 - 03/06/13 02:07 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: picker]
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Gonna put "I'm Goin' Home" back in the setlist. This is devastating! Jimi narrowly squeaked past him at Woodstock! He was a giant!
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#2476226 - 03/06/13 03:23 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: CEB]
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Oh no no, terrible news.
Never had the pleasure of seeing him live but what an amazing player.
RIP Mr. Lee.
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#2476238 - 03/06/13 04:32 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: skipclone 1]
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Wow, 68 is far too young these days (I am 70 so....) RIP Alvin.
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#2476280 - 03/06/13 11:08 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: desertbluesman]
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#2476295 - 03/07/13 04:18 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: Bluesape]
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Originally Posted By: Bluesape
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW5M5xljdCI

The ultimate 335 workout


...after which, he smiled and walked into history with Wally, his pet watermelon...
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#2476326 - 03/07/13 08:27 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: picker]
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From "Woodchopper's Ball" to the Woodstock "Goin' Home", Lee has always managed to blow me away. What a bummer of a way to start the day.

We'll miss you, Alvin. RIP.

The Link Larryz provided also informed of the death of Allman Bros. one time guitarist Dan Toler. DOUBLE whammy!
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#2476331 - 03/07/13 08:44 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: whitefang]
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Yep, and there is a separate RIP thread for Dan Toler...tis a sad day for many to remember.

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#2476410 - 03/07/13 04:55 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: Larryz]
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I loved his playing. RIP Mr. Lee. This song was on on their first live album in 68?



Edited by antimatter (03/07/13 04:57 PM)

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#2476531 - 03/08/13 09:22 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: antimatter]
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That was a great clip, antimatter. Appreciate it!

Yeah, it was on the first "live" LP. I believe THAT was their second album.
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Edited by whitefang (03/08/13 09:27 AM)
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#2476658 - 03/08/13 07:57 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: whitefang]
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Too many artists I came of age listening to have passed. Time goes on, we need to appreciate these musicians while they are around. I had a chance to see TYA but passed, I regret it now.

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#2476665 - 03/08/13 09:34 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: bbqbob]
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+1 bbgbob, Go see them while you can. I kick myself in the rear end for not going to see Elvis when I had the chance...on the other hand I visit the greats using their records and videos and can remember them at any time. My song list includes songs done by artists in 1932 and 1945 I continue to look for older standard material that came out before I was born. I also love the Rock and Roll, Country Crossover, and Rockabilly greats from the 50's, 60's and 70's. When I watch Youtube clips, I feel like their spirit lives on. Youtube clips at my fingertips is one of my favorite things about having a computer. I've also started buying DVD's instead of CD's so I can watch the live performances while listening to the artists.

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#2476667 - 03/08/13 09:45 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: Larryz]
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I saw him in the late 80's, opening for Steppenwolf. His set made theirs irrelevant.
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#2476703 - 03/09/13 07:57 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: Bluesape]
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Originally Posted By: Bluesape
I saw him in the late 80's, opening for Steppenwolf. His set made theirs irrelevant.

I never saw Lee or TYA live, but I HAVE seen Steppenwolf live. I imagine I would have seen THAT coming.
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#2476732 - 03/09/13 11:34 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: whitefang]
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To be fair, it was John Kay and some gifted hired guns...
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#2476733 - 03/09/13 11:46 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: Bluesape]
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I saw TYA and Alvin Lee several times. Even got to meet him once. Damned shame. Alvin Lee was the single greatest influence on my guitar playing. RIP Alvin.

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#2476773 - 03/09/13 06:43 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: Bluesape]
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Originally Posted By: Bluesape
To be fair, it was John Kay and some gifted hired guns...

I saw Steppenwolf and it was the same deal, John Kay and hired guns, that show opened with the Animals! At least there were 2 of the original members of the Animals present if I recall, Eric Burdon and Chas Chandler.

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#2476810 - 03/10/13 08:50 AM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: bbqbob]
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Unfortunately, I saw Steppenwolf when it was all the original guys. DANG, but were they lousy live!

Wish it WAS Ten Years After...
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#2476842 - 03/10/13 02:17 PM Re: RIP - Alvin Lee [Re: whitefang]
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Steppenwolf is still one of my favorites to listen to...

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