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…
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Preserve the Dead: Glenn Gould (Sept 25, 1932 – Oct 4, 1982)
I’m in love with Glenn Gould. My love for him may not rival his love for J.S. Bach or his childhood practice piano bench that he required for performance, but it’s strong enough to bring tears to my eyes. I didn’t watch the Grammy’s–instead, I was attending a house concert celebrating local music and community. However, It seems like this was one of the only worhwhile things that went on at the Grammy’s.
Those who knew Gould say he would have been amused at last night’s award because it came with a degree of fanfare — something he avoided.
Read the full story via the Associated Press.