RIP Alvin Lee

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    68 no age at all. Remind's me of my own mortality. Hmmm going for a drive. Ill stick some TYA on the player too.
     
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    What a guitar player he was - saw TYA many times. RIP
     
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    RIP Alvin
     
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    oh no! - much too young!
     
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    Noooooooooooooo.

    I wasn't a fan of his signature guitar but he was a true professional.
     
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    A sad day. I saw him live on the first "Night of the guitars" tour and confess when he came on stage I had no idea who he was. The 2 instrumentals he performed that night were highlights of a great show.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pudbYuuthZQ
     
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    Stonedhenge was one of my favourite albums back in the days when I bought my trousers in Strides had hair and a waist and wasn't on medication for diabetes.

    Sad but I dare say he packed quite a bit into those few years.

    RIP.

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    Very sad to learn of Alvin's demise. I worked on the first Night of the Guitars tour. We promoted the UK tour, so I saw most of every show. Alvin was a lovely bloke, always a gentleman and a cracking guitar player to boot.

    It was one of the most enjoyable tours I ever worked on. No grief at all and a lot of fun was had by all. From memory, the guitarists included Pete Haycock (Climax Blues Band), Steve Hunter (Lou Reed's band), Randy California (Spirit), Robbie Krieger (The Doors) Andy Powell & Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash) Leslie West (Mountain) Steve Howe (Yes) and Alvin Lee.

    The sound engineer had a nightmare every night during the finale when all the guitarists were onstage together, all playing at the same time. I'll never forget a moment on the last night at Hammersmith Odeon during the finale - when they all really let rip. Being the last night, as a practical joke on the players, for the finale - the backline crew switched a few of the guitar amplifier and speaker cabinet cables around, so the guitarists couldn't figure out which amp/speaker was producing their sound. I was at the sound desk and the mix was all over the place - understandably. Unfortunately, Miles Copeland - who owned the record company and was not a man to take prisoners - was at the desk complaining bitterly to the sound engineer that he couldn't hear Robbie Krieger in the mix. The engineer pointed at the faders on the sound desk and said "Well if you can find him, you f***ing well turn him up".

    I remember thinking at the time - Hmmm, that's a novel way to hand in your notice.............

    RIP Alvin.
     
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