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Ten Years After was a British blues-rock quartet consisting of Alvin Lee (born December 19, 1944, died March 6, 2013), guitar and vocals; Chick Churchill (born January 2, 1949), keyboards; Leo Lyons (born November 30, 1944) bass; and Ric Lee (born October 20, 1945), drums. The group was formed in 1967 and signed to Decca in England. Their first album was not a success, but their second, the live Undead (1968) containing "I'm Going Home," a six-minute blues workout by the fleet-fingered Alvin, hit the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Stonedhenge (1969) hit the U.K. Top Ten in early 1969. Ten Years After's U.S. breakthrough came as a result of their appearance at Woodstock, at which they played a nine-minute version of "I'm Going Home." Their next album, Ssssh, reached the U.S. Top 20, and Cricklewood Green, containing the hit single "Love Like a Man," reached number four. Watt completed the group's Decca contract, after which they signed with Columbia and moved in a more mainstream pop direction, typified by the gold-selling 1971 album A Space in Time and its Top 40 single "I'd Love to Change the World." Subsequent efforts in that direction were less successful, however, and Ten Years After split up after the release of Positive Vibrations in 1974. They reunited in 1988 for concerts in Europe and recorded their first new album in 15 years, About Time, in 1989 before disbanding once again. In 2001, Ric Lee was preparing the back catalog for re-release when he discovered the Live at the Fillmore East 1970 tapes. He approached Alvin about getting back together to promote the lost album, but Alvin Lee declined. The rest of the band was up for it, though, and together with guitarist Joe Gooch, Ten Years After started touring again. In addition to touring the world, this new incarnation recorded its first new material in about a decade and a half and released Now in 2004 and added the live double CD set Roadworks in 2005. Alvin Lee died on March 6, 2013 at the age of 68 due to complications from a routine surgery. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Albums by
Ten Years After

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    British Live Performance Series

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    The Name Remains the Same (Live)

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    Stonedhenge [Deluxe Edition]

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    Ten Years After [Deluxe Edition]

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    Undead [Deluxe Edition]

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    Evolution

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    Ten Years After [Bonus Tracks]

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    Stonedhenge [Bonus Tracks]

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    Now

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    Undead [Bonus Tracks]

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    Watt

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    Rock & Roll Music to the World

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    John Peel Session [23rd November 1972]

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    The Anthology 1967-1971 [Hip-O]

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    The Best of Ten Years After

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    Roadworks

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    Live 1990

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    The Friday Rock Show Sessions: Live at Reading '83

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    Recorded Live

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    Access All Areas - Ten Years After (Audio Version)

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    A Space in Time

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    Cricklewood Green [Bonus Tracks]

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    Premium Gold Collection

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Top Songs by
Ten Years After

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  2.   I'd Love to Change the World
  3.   I'm Going Home
  4.   Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  5.   I Woke Up This Morning
  6.   50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain
  7.   Love Like a Man
  8.   I'm Coming On
  9.   Stoned Woman
  10.   As the Sun Still Burns Away
  11.   Bad Scene
  12.   One of These Days
  13.   Spoonful
  14.   Hobbit
  15.   Sugar the Road
  16.   Working on the Road
  17.   Me and My Baby
  18.   Hear Me Calling
  19.   Going Home
  20.   Warm Sun
  21.   Spider in My Web
  22.   Once There Was a Time
  23.   Here They Come
  24.   Help Me
  25.   Sweet Little 16
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Woodstock Diaries

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    Monsters of Classic Rock

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    Classic Rock

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    Blues

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