Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Ten Years After

Ten Years After

22 articles


Alvin Lee On The Hassles Of Being A Success

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, 25 March 1972

ALVIN LEE is currently suffering from a surfeit of everything. He's had too much touring, too much hype, too much idolatry. Nowadays the band can't ...


Ten Years After: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 21 October 1967

TEN YEARS AFTER are currently drawing huge applause and crowds at London's Marquee Club on Friday nights, and it is not difficult to see why. ...

Jimmy James & the Vagabonds, the Nice, Granny's Intentions, Ten Years After: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 18 November 1967

A STRANGELY mixed bag of performers at London's Saville Theatre on Sunday. There was Irish folk, psychedelia, a few lights, a bit of hip wiggling ...

Ten Years After: Ten Years After (Deram).

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 25 November 1967

A BRILLIANT debut album by the blues group that has been building up a huge name for itself at London's Marquee Club. ...

Jeff Beck, Ten Years After, Kiki Dee, Denny Laine: Has Jeff Recorded a Yuccchhh Ballad?

Report and Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 2 March 1968

THERE'S A great song around at the moment — a song that was number one in the U.S. charts. A song that's been recorded by ...

Ten Years After: The Fastest Guitarist Alive!

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 30 March 1968

I'VE RECKONED Ten Years After since I first saw them, months ago, down at the Marquee club, where they were busy playing their own kind ...

8th National Jazz & Blues Festival: Lazy Sunbury Afternoon...

Live Review by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 17 August 1968


Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Jeff Beck, The Nice, Jerry Lee Lewis et al: Eighth National Jazz And Blues Festival, Kempton Park

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 17 August 1968

Music triumphs, despite rain, accidents and the rockers ...

Ten Years After, John Mayall: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, 5 March 1969

10 Years After and John Mayall Present Blues at Fillmore East ...

The Nice, Blodwyn Pig, Ten Years After: Bath Festival, Somerset

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 5 July 1969


Newport Jazz Festival 1969: New Records & Not All That Jazz

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, 19 July 1969

NEWPORT, R.I. — On paper at least the experiment of adding rock music to the Newport Jazz Festival 1969 came from the purest of motives. ...

Ten Years After: Ssssh (Deram)

Review by Loyd Grossman, Fusion, 19 September 1969

AS ALVIN LEE says in his liner notes, "The major problem of being TEN YEARS AFTER has been to record an album." This is their ...

Ten Years After

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, December 1969

"IF SSSH IS the music of Ten Years After, then thank God it took them two years and three fantastic albums to find it out." ...

Grand Funk Railroad, Ten Years After, Pacific Gas & Electric: Forum, Inglewood CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 1970

Grand Funk, Other Rock Groups on Stage ...

The Isle of Wight Festival: Five Days That Rocked Britain

Report by Chris Welch, Michael Watts, Richard Williams, Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, 5 September 1970

MM's Richard Williams, Chris Welch, Michael Watts and Mark Plummer present a five-page report on an amazing weekend of music and other scenes... ...

Ten Years After

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, October 1970

TEN YEARS AFTER had just returned from their seventh American tour when we spoke to Leo Lyons in the group’s London office. ...

Alvin Lee

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, 23 October 1971

'THE FASTEST Guitar in the West', 'The Elvis Presley of the Woodstock Generation', 'King Guitar' (Bert Weedon would dispute that – rock on Bert) – ...

Ten Years After: Recorded Live

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 1973

WHERE IN 1973 will you still hear a band blowing over a chord structure that sounds not unlike 'Cat Squirrel' and song lyrics that refer ...

Ten Years After: Alvin Lee & Company

Interview by Jim Esposito, Zoo World, 3 February 1973

ONE OF THE most eagerly awaited albums lately was Alvin Lee & Company. "That's old material that was recorded a long time ago," Alvin stated ...

Ten Years After: Ten Year Itch

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 23 June 1973

WHEN DOES a band become a juke-box? And when does it cease to be a creative musical force? These are the questions that have been ...

Ten Years After: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 27 April 1974

TEN YEARS AFTER just don't cut the bread. I find it hard to recall just when I heard a more boring, bored and listless performance. ...


Retrospective by Tom Hibbert, MOJO, May 1994

Born too late for The Beatles, too early for punk. 1969 was not a good year to be starry-eyed and 17. So tell us, Tom ...

see also Alvin Lee


back to LIBRARY