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Alvin Lee

English,  Musician
Total Quotes : 32
Doing Play Fact

He saw us play a few times in fact. I did this song called I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, and Jimi loved it. He paid me a huge compliment when he told me that he was thinking of doing something similar himself!

- Alvin Lee

Work Pleasure Famous

George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with. He was one of the most famous people I've ever known, but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy.

- Alvin Lee

World Read Books

Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.

- Alvin Lee

Artist Think I Think

I think I'll continue to work as a solo artist.

- Alvin Lee

Listening Records Benny

I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired by listening to my dad's Benny Goodman records.

- Alvin Lee

Practice Hidden About

I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.

- Alvin Lee

Having Likely Another

The chances of a reunion now are less likely. I was thinking of having a 40th anniversary of the band, but now they are really another band, so it's all a bit weird.

- Alvin Lee

Play Hundred Almost

I just play to the people I can see. So it's almost like you are playing to the first few rows of the crowd. You can see the faces of the first hundred people, but then it becomes a blur as the crowds disappear over the hill.

- Alvin Lee

Race Going Still

My solos are more tastefully conceived now. But I still get going in places. It's just that I build up to it now. I don't race off on a solo. I take my time.

- Alvin Lee

Beginning Movie Some

It wasn't until the movie came out that it all changed for us. Some people say it was the start of Ten Years After, but in another way, it was the beginning of the end.

- Alvin Lee

Listening Play Big

It was by listening to Goodman's band, that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian, who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up.

- Alvin Lee

Green See Particularly

I went to see John Mayall at the Marquee, with Peter Green on guitar, and that was a particularly good gig.

- Alvin Lee

Change The World World

Back in those days we thought we could change the world.

- Alvin Lee

Very Couple Weeks

I strongly encourage listening to the radio to hear something you haven't heard before. It's a very healthy thing to do. It's strange: unless you reload your iPods every couple of weeks, you're listening to and recycling the same music all of the time. I'm serious. Listen to your radio station.

- Alvin Lee

Which Gig Organised

We also did something called the Texas Peace Festival, which was actually a better gig both musically, and in the way it was organised.

- Alvin Lee

Through Waste Of Time Out

Strangely enough, through all those school years I decided at 13 or 14 I was going to be a musician and so school was just something to get out of the way, a waste of time and not to bother with it.

- Alvin Lee

Happy Doing Very

So if you see Ten Years After, it's not me anymore. I'm very happy with what I am doing now.

- Alvin Lee

Double Will Bass

It will be the first time I've played live with a double bass.

- Alvin Lee

Think Basics Van

I think a lot of modern day guitarists start off playing like Eddie van Halen, and they don't take the time to learn the basics.

- Alvin Lee

Beauty Thought Ether

That's the beauty of creativity. It comes from the ether. I like to think, sometimes, it's like I haven't written it, it's more like I just reached up and grabbed it from somewhere. That song, 'Song of the Red Rock Mountain,' is one of them. I recorded it and thought, 'Where did that come from?'

- Alvin Lee