Ten Years After

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1992 (The 1993 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?


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I'd Love to Change the World (1971)

Ten Years After @ Wikipedia

Ten Years After Videos

Will Ten Years After be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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ok 1992, see same thing as J.geils... damm won't you people ever liston...

Posted by Scott VanCampen on Tuesday, 01.16.07 @ 02:34am


I think their performance of I'm Goin Home
at Woodstock is the best live jammin you
could ever hope to experience. Wish I was
there. That's all they need to make it in.

Posted by SG on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 01:19am


I wish that was they needed because that's true.

Posted by Metalsmith on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 19:49pm


Alvin Lee WAS Ten Years After, a really great player...one of the original burners. Commercially you didn't hear much about them besides "I'd Love To Change The World", and after Woodstock they kind of faded away, along with the whole psychedelic genre. 1970 was kind of a magic number for that...everything changed.

Thats Rock & Roll for ya...

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 19:55pm


The whole Manson thing pretty much gave it a dark side...it wasn't all "peace, love, and dope". It seemed like Woodstock was more of a wake for that era than a celebration. About a year later, the aforementioned had happened, and Hendrix, Joplin, and Morrison were all gone.

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 20:00pm


Metalsmith...I'd like you to watch this clip (someone you may or may not know of) whose name isn't even mentioned in this website. He was part of the G3 tour with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai and the inside scoop was those two didn't like following him. Shows you an example of the incredible talent thats out there but relatively obscure, except to purists.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8eouDOsUOM

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 20:33pm


I got a video of Eric Johnson. Is that what I was supposed to get? I've heard of him but until now didn't pay much attention. He's very good. I've watched a lot of G3 videos. I love Malmsteen, Schenker and Roth but I think they go overboard when it comes to playing Hendrix covers. A little more variety would be nice, especially from such talented players.

Posted by Metalsmith on Monday, 02.11.08 @ 19:10pm


I've played guitar for 40 years and I'm always more than happy to introduce people to players they otherwise would never experience. The good thing about people like EJ is even though you might or might not like his music, you can't discount his incredible TALENT!!! I might pop one in on you now and again. Theres a bunch of them!!!

A quote by "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (a FABULOUS player!!) "If someone picks up a guitar and plays, none of it sucks!!"

Posted by Terry on Monday, 02.11.08 @ 19:17pm


Over the years I wish I had a dollar for every time I covered Hendrix, Clapton, SRV, Van Halen, etc....LOL!!!

Posted by Terry on Monday, 02.11.08 @ 19:26pm


Thanks for your help, Terry.

Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 02.12.08 @ 12:30pm


even after all these years, I still get chills playing "I'm Going Home" from Woodstock. Once in awhile I'll get out the DVD of Woodstock and let it rip. When I think of Woodstock, that song comes right to mind.

Posted by TimO on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 14:55pm


o.0 such a underrated band :( its too bad, i doubt they never will

Posted by brendon on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 17:45pm


It says they were considered....HOW THE HELL DID NOT THEY GET IN??? Alvin Lee ROCKS!! Ten Years After is one of the most influential psychodelic bands ever!

Posted by Ronnie J. Malmsteen on Monday, 12.15.08 @ 03:02am


Alvin Lee Can play..!

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 03.5.09 @ 09:06am


I was watching Ten Years After performing "I'm Going Home" at Woodstock(VH1 Classic has beening it a lot lately) and it was simply awesome. I'm surpised I cannot find any bands influenced by them.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 06.19.09 @ 21:07pm


Opps, I meant vh1 classic has been playing it alot lately.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 06.19.09 @ 21:11pm


I was looking everywhere to see if Ten Years After have any major influence, but the only major act I could find that has covered them is Slade.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 07.17.09 @ 14:17pm


Alvin Lee is like John Fogerty in the sense that he basically WAS Ten Years After. He's a really great, no frills player whose been around forever, played with about everyone (his duet with George Harrison on a track called "The Bluest Blues" is a great song), and really got put on the map with his Woodstock performance. As far as influence, I'd say he's influenced his share of players (Gary Moore's a big fan), but not much on innovation. Another example of...

YOU CAN'T INDUCT EVERYBODY...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 07.17.09 @ 17:53pm


Hear is another early New Blues Rock band that some may want to take noticed.. Where would SRV be with out this band...? not counting the Stones , Eric Burton an the Animals ,Clapton, Blues Breakers ,Big Brother,.Leon Russell,Mose Alison,Johnny Winter,Jimmie Page,.. etc etc.......Gosh it is almost endless names that did it before him an some are not even IN {YET} Heck when I hear SRV I hear a great copy cat of the cats that did it their way...LOL "all ya need is ears"

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 07:54am


Stevie Ray Vaughan didn't play anything like Alvin Lee..."All ya need are ears...!!!"

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 08:24am




Stevie Ray Vaughan didn't play anything like Alvin Lee..."All ya need are ears...!!!"

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 08:24am



LOL he tried and used a lot of his early licks. ....There is know way SRV was not influenced by Alvin ,unless he had live in a cave somewhere in China.. Please if you are going say something like That.. say it in your house with the doors and windows closed with nobody around LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 08:59am


No, he didn't!!!! When I started playing, Alvin Lee was one of the players I listened to...a lot!!! Stevie Ray Vaughan didn't play anything like him...period. Saying they "played some of the same licks" could probably connect everyone who ever played rock guitar, so that doesn't make a lot of sense.

Did you see anyone else in the early 80's influencing anyone to play the blues? I know he piqued my interest during that time...no one else was...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 09:17am


Did you see anyone else in the early 80's influencing anyone to play the blues? I know he piqued my interest during that time...no one else was...!!!!




I can't help it if it took you until the 80's to like blues rock ,since it had been around since the 60's From Mayer, Taj Mahal, Mayall,Collins, Allman,Bloomfield, Gibbons, Reed,Winters, Lee, Page,Beck ,Hendrix Clapton,Richards,Taylor, etc etc etc,,Not counting all the real blues player from the 30-40-50's still breathing in the 70/80/90's's

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 11:29am


Is that what I said...???? By the early 80's, it had turned pretty stale, the "blues" needed some life pumped into it. The "old blues players" certainly weren't doing it, and most of the artists you mentioned were more associated with rock (since no one was stressing the connection)...or dead.

I think I'll just deem you the "Forrest Gump" of blues guitar...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 11:48am


Ps I like Thorogood I think he came out in the 80's ? by then.. it had been done so much.. That SRV was just another loud good guitar gizmo player doing others licks and a "very few" of his own.... No new innovation just a good loud sounding player.. Like I have said.. I like his surf guitar better than Dales.. if that helps ease the pain LOL Ten years After an others did it almost 15 years before the great late SRV He sure had the look an sound down.. Gosh he even looked like a"Rock Star" all dresses in black lookin tired and beat from the rocky road of Rock.. Gosh that is so heavy... tell it like it is Stevie tell like it BE...

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 11:55am


By the early 80's, it had turned pretty stale, the "blues" needed some life pumped into it. The "old blues players" certainly weren't doing it, and most of the artists you mentioned were more associated with rock (since no one was stressing the connection)...or dead.

I think I'll just deem you the "Forrest Gump" of blues guitar...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 11:48am

Wasn't stale to me I liked it.! He just wasn't nothing new.....to ME Good never goes stale in my book. That is why the real blues player still sound great They didn't over play it . Over selling something doesn't make it any better or new.. I think of Madonna an say gosh she sure sells a lot... I still wonder why but don't really care LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:00pm


If a greatest hits album had been made for the group Ten Wheel Drive after their tenth anniversary it would have been called:

Ten Wheel Drive - Ten Years After

OR

Ten Years After Ten Wheel Drive

That's like:

Men At Work Without Hats
Men Without Hats At Work

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.18.10 @ 06:59am


Roy, I'm not sure what you're trying to tell us?

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 02.22.11 @ 10:54am


RIP, Alvin Lee

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 03.6.13 @ 16:20pm


Alvin Lee & TYA not in the so-called Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...

Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble not in the so-called Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...

Anymore questions?

Posted by Frenchman on Saturday, 03.16.13 @ 22:30pm


So Alvin Lee thinks this is BS .Now he's dead perhaps people will understand. Man- you don't know what you got till it's gone

Posted by Ron Clooney on Monday, 05.13.13 @ 07:52am


Whether or not Alvin would want to be, he should be in the Hall of Fame with Ten Years After. Outstanding musicians, all of them. I would like to get together with his fans on Facebook to try and make this happen.

Posted by Doreen on Sunday, 05.19.13 @ 18:21pm


Ten years after were incredible, pure bluesy Rock&Roll Mighty fine work throughout. Shhh should rate as one of the best albums of Rock & Roll history.

Posted by Grimmelt on Friday, 05.24.13 @ 12:28pm


Alvin Lee was undisputedly the best guitar player in the world at his time. I would love to see him Mick Taylor Eddie Van Halen and Eric Clapton on stage I would put this in my bucket list but that could never happen

Posted by curtis crews on Friday, 12.20.13 @ 12:15pm


Alvin Lee should be inducted into the Hall of Fame he was phenomenal guitarist no one ever played the 335 if he did he was the highlight along with Hendrix and Townsend in Woodstock who else picked up a watermelon phenomenal he didn't sell out he split off from the band yes but he had to go on his own he couldn't sell out is the best 12 bar rocker around anyone who played guitar and knew alvin lee. His songs were compositions ever on comprehendible still if you listen to the lyrics and the music and that is what its really about it is always entertaining always just twist always rhyming always ready always structured phenomenal no he did not make any money for the Jews and that's probably wise not inducted unlike people that are inducted to didn't make money for the G's like Zappa ducted after they did because they're afraid Alvin Lee this phenomenal no one ripped on the 335 and I've seen a lot of artists to my life I know this is a waste of time it makes me sick the people that made money interim ducted in their talent is nothing if they should be in a piano inducted into the Hall of b******* Alvin Lee 335 there is not a nicer f****** guy better player ask anyone that is alive still rips

Posted by Russ on Wednesday, 07.22.15 @ 16:37pm


TYA lived up to the name of the band; always paying homage to the spirit of the rock music that preceded them. They did it extremely well and generated some outstanding riffs that would make the best in the business perk up and take notice. Alvin had the spirit of Elvis in his voice and he played the guitar like nobody's business.I never get tired of listening to them. They had a great and respectful interpretation of rock and roll.

Posted by Dennis on Saturday, 04.16.16 @ 16:33pm


Piss On The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame There Are So Many Great People That Have Been Left Out And Like Alvin Lee They Have Passed On And That Is So Damm Sad If I Had The Money I Would Start A Real R&R Hall Of Fame And Only Bands That Stayed To Their Roots Would Be Let In Like Alvin Lee Savoy Brown Moody Blues Lynerd Sknyrd Look How Good Grand Funk Was Then After Maybe 2 Album's They Turned Into A Pop Band To Sell Music With Crap Like I'm Your Captain. Sorry For My SPELLING. YOUR THE BEST ALVIN RIP BRO YOU ARE SO MISSED


Posted by Gary Marko on Friday, 01.27.17 @ 15:12pm


Marshall amps, Big Red Gibson 335, and Alvin Lee picking rock n roll...it doesn't get any better than that. The Top Gun Guitarist, a Virtuoso.

Posted by Nick Vagianos on Wednesday, 03.8.17 @ 13:03pm


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