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Alvin Lee Quotes

Alvin Lee Quotes & Quotations
Alvin Lee
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  • 1
    Back in those days we thought we could change the world. Alvin-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 2
    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-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 3
    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-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 4
    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-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 5
    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-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 6
    I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired by listening to my dad's Benny Goodman records. Alvin-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 7
    I think I'll continue to work as a solo artist. Alvin-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 8
    I went to see John Mayall at the Marquee, with Peter Green on guitar, and that was a particularly good gig. Alvin-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 9
    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-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 10
    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-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 11
    It will be the first time I've played live with a double bass. Alvin-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 12
    So if you see Ten Years After, it's not me anymore. I'm very happy with what I am doing now. Alvin-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 13
    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-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 14
    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-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 15
    We started playing ice hockey arenas and baseball stadiums which was not as good as the underground circuit. I didn't enjoy it as much. Alvin-LeeAlvin Lee
  • 16
    We used to play the underground clubs like the UFO, and Middle Earth, and they were great because they would have on things like a poet, string quartets, and then a rock band! It was kinda cool! Alvin-LeeAlvin Lee