Alvin Lee of Ten Years After ~ Dead at 69

Between Savoy Brown, Ten Years After,
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, The Allman Brothers
Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Foghat,
Cream, Black Sabbath, ZZ-Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stones,
Georgia Satellites, Jason & The Scorchers, BTO, Humble Pie,
Gov't Mule, Black Crowes, North Mississippi Allstars, AC/DC,
George Thorogood & Destroyers, Grand Funk Railroad
. . . . . . . what's happening to Boogie Blues Rock???

Anybody gonna miss Ten Years After memories???
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That happened, like, 4 days ago already bro.
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Well. Not everyone in that list is dead, some of them are still touring. So I guess varying things are happening to "Boogie Blues Rock" bands.
Heh. Almond. Cute.

Edit: And Cream broke up 45 years ago. That doesn't even qualify as retro news.
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Yes Yes Yes ~ He died when I turned my newspaper page 'bout fell over
I invented the term: "Boogie Blues Rock" You can look it up!
Diamond Almond Brother's Nuts

Only a few Boogiemen are moving without oxygen tanks & walkers
Only a few are dead ~ most the living are playing greatest hits wake-up!
The "Boogie Blues Rock" genre needs a "pick-me-up" infusion
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DonGlover ~ The Almond Brothers
Don, they opened-up for The Allman Brothers at The Fillmore East
Joshua Garcia ~ "That happened, like, 4 days ago already bro".
Josh, I just woke up, rolled out of bed and read the OBits page

Alvin Lee is one of the all-time greats, vastly underrated. Musician's musician.
Check out the TYA's 1970 fifth album = "Watt" = way too good to be just cool.
He was straight-ahead rock, blues rock, jazz rock and "boogie blues rock"
Except for the Watt album, Alvin Lee wasn't interested in concept albums or psychedelic rock.
Recorded twenty albums of 3-4 minute "songs and over/out".
Awesome Gibson/Marshall stack player, mostly with no whammy bar.

Carrigan says it well (when he mentions Clapton, you can add J.Beck as well):
Carrigan Blog = "While Clapton's fans were attributing divinity to that bluesman, famously declaring that "Clapton is God," Lee delivered anointed riff after anointed riff in the midst of a world yearning for the simple musical clarity he laid at their doorstep. Clapton seemed unreachable—still does in many ways—but Lee lived with us on our level, "working on the road" and simply carrying on from one song to the next, delivering mightily and never letting us down. He was a musician's musician, devoted to his craft, always chasing that elusive note and unafraid to try new styles, and musically talented enough to pull it off . . . . . . .was never an arrogant musician, solely in it for celebrity and status; he was in it for the love of the music. Lee taught me how to listen closely to notes and to find the most wrenching power from them; he taught me how to be alert to music's beauty and variety. Lee was always one with his guitar, and he taught me how to embrace that unity of player and instrument. His craft and his music changed me in immeasurable ways, just as he brought a new force to rock and roll. "
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