19 December 1944 – 6 March 2013
Yes, I know this track falls a few months outside of making it as a bona fide 70s hit. In fact, when it came to hit singles, Ten Years After never really had any. But no one can deny the contribution Alvin and his band made to hard rocking 70s blues.
The closest Ten Years After came to having a hit single was in 1971 when I’d like to Change the World peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100.
ten years after and Woodstock
Hailing from Nottingham in the UK, Ten Years After produced eight Top 40 albums on the UK Albums Chart and 12 on the US Billboard 200. Perhaps their best known track, in my mind anyway, is I’m Going Home which they performed at Woodstock and which was subsequently included on both the Woodstock album and movie.
The band were active from 1966–1974, in 1983, and from 1988 to the present.
The performed at Woodstock on Sunday, August 17, from 8:15 – 9:15 pm, between Country Joe and the Fish and The Band.
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Alvin left Ten Years After in 2003, but continued to perform until his death. He died in Spain on 6 March, 2013 from unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure.
i’m going home fax
- I’m Going Home was written by Alvin Lee, featured on the Ten Years After album Undead, and was performed by the band at Woodstock.
- I’m Going Home lyrics.
I’m Going Home – Ten Years After at Woodstock – 1969
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