Ten Years After is a highly acclaimed and veteran British blues/hard rock quartet that became famous beginning in 1969 with the band's breakthrough performance at the historic Woodstock festival. Formed in 1966 in Nottingham, England, the original lineup consisted of Chick Churchill (keyboards), Leo Lyons (bass), Ric Lee (drums), and lead singer and lead guitarist, Alvin Lee (December 19, 1944 - March 6, 2013, b. Graham Anthony Barnes).
Ten Years After debuted on the U.S. Pop/Rock charts in 1970 with the blues guitar-driven "Love Like A Man." The band's fame took off in 1971 with the epic Alvin Lee-penned "I'd Love To Change The World," a Top 40 hit which has remained a longtime classic rock staple to the present day. This smash was followed in 1972 by two more hits, "Baby Won't You Let Me Rock 'N Roll You" and "Choo Choo Mama." Other songs for which Ten Years After is well known include "Hear Me Calling" and "I'm Going Home," the latter of which the band performed at Woodstock to great acclaim. The band's many albums include "Stonedhenge" (1969), "Ssssh" (1969), "Cricklewood Green" (1970), "Watt" (1970), and the platinum-certified "A Space In Time" (1971).
After splitting in 1975, Ten Years After reunited briefly in 1983 and reformed in 1988 on a more permanent basis with all four original members. Alvin Lee remained with the band through 2003 and was replaced by Joe Gooch, and Leo Lyons left in 2014. Two original members remain - Chick Churchill and Ric Lee - along with newer members Marcus Bonfanti and Colin Hodgkinson, which make up the band's current lineup.
- For more info about Ten Years After and the band's current projects, visit ten-years-after.co.uk.
- For more info about Alvin Lee, visit alvinlee.com.
- The New York Times remembers Ten Years After lead singer/guitarist Alvin Lee.
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