Label: Disneyland - ST-1916 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: US • Genre: Childrens, Stage & Screen • Style: Story, Soundtrack
The British blues-rock act was no stranger to American audiences, but neither was it well-known. The group had supported Canned Heat on tour, and its third album, Stonehengedreleased in early had reached 61 on the Billboard chart. Having expanded their signature boogie-rock with elements of jazz and psychedelic rock, Ten Years After were capturing fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Still, many viewers were unprepared for the sight of guitarist and frontman Alvin Lee ripping into his Gibson ES with a flurry of lightning-fast blues licks.
At the time, Lee was one of the fastest players on Earth, earning him the nickname Captain Speedfingers, an epithet he refused to take too seriously. Ten Years After was all about excitement and energy. My attitude was to go for it, and on a good night, I could get it. Lee passed away inbut his ES remains as a testament to his aggressive style and knack for Check-In Time - Lollipop Lust Kill - Motel Murder Madness. For sale as of press time via rockstarsguitars.
Best investment I ever made - even had a fitted case. Complicating matters further, Lee extensively modded the guitar and added a single-coil pickup between the original PAFs. The Gibson has the original PAF humbuckers with covers removed and a Fender pickup in the middle to give a bit more top.
Its serial number indicates it was manufactured sometime between and It allowed him to blend in single-coil tones to brighten up the sound. Despite trying various other guitars during his career, Lee clearly favored Big Red. It fits me quite well. I love to play Strats, but I prefer to play them sitting down for some reason. I enjoy Les Pauls, but they feel too small and heavy. Today, the guitar is weathered Dead Song - Big Blood - Dead Songs many years on the road and countless gigs.
Lee placed the guitar in semi-retirement inwhen Tokai made him a replica. Lee stopped using it simply because it Big Red Theme - Various - The Story of Big Red become too valuable. Reportedly, he had been offered half a million for it. Like other groups that performed, Ten Years After were flown in by helicopter to avoid the traffic jam leading to the festival.
In July, they had played at the Newport Jazz Festival, sharing the bill with acts such as Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin, and the night before their appearance at Woodstock, they were in St.
The roads are closed and the festival Big Red Theme - Various - The Story of Big Redlike, half a million people. Ten Years After were originally scheduled to perform in If You Re In Love - Gregory Isaacs - Love Is Overdue afternoon, but the infamous rainstorm delayed their performance until dusk. In between the cables was water. Although Ten Years After were music history at Woodstock, Lyons had little chance to savor the moment.
Despite that, the significance of Woodstock is not lost on him. Ten Years After went from playing to three to five thousand people to 20, regularly, and up to 50, 60, a night. Guitar Aficionado. Home Gear.