Musicians Remember “Scary And Exciting” Alvin Lee

The rock music community is reflecting on the life and reacting to the death of Ten Years After’s Alvin Lee. Founding Ten Years After member Leo Lyons released a statement yesterday: “I heard only a few hours ago about Alvin passing away. It came as a complete shock to me and I have still not taken it in. I feel very sad. He was the closest thing I had to a brother. We had our differences but we shared so many great experiences together that nothing can take away. I will miss him very much. He was an inspiration for a generation of guitar players. Keep on Rocking Alvin.”

Queen guitarist Brian May said on his official website, “His speed and dexterity, in the days when I would go as a student to the Marquee Club to see Ten Years After, was scary and exciting. He was daring enough to play and sing close to his limit every time. As a man off-stage, his persona was modest and gentle. On stage – a giant who will be missed greatly.”

Other artists took to Twitter to speak on Lee. Here are just a few examples:

— Roberto Boschian, WOMC, Detroit

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