Is There Life After Rock Guitar Godhead?
Roy Trakin, Musician, 1994
ALVIN LEE HAD reached the pinnacle of rock guitardom. Of course, by the time Woodstock was over, his "I'm Going Home... by helicopter" histrionics would have been overshadowed b Jimi Hendrix's climactic 'Star Spangled Banner', but for that moment, all flying sweat and flashing fingers, the 24-year-old Nottingham lad emblazoned himself on the national consciousness, thanks, in large part, to the subsequent movie of the event. Overnight, Ten Years After burst onto the American rock scene, turning its fiery focal point into a full-fledged rock star. And making him absolutely miserable in the process.
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