Alvin Lee Famous Quotes & Sayings

34 Alvin Lee Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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They have decided to tour under the name of Ten Years After which I don't think is very cool. To be honest, they have had to do that as it's the only way they can get any work.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: They have decided to tour under the name of Ten Years After which I don't
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which
It will be the first time I've played live with a double bass.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: It will be the first time I've played live with a double bass.
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 Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: We used to play the underground clubs like the UFO, and Middle Earth, and they
Strangely enough, I wasn't into fast guitarists. I preferred Peter Green's subtle touch. I saw him with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers at the Marquee Club in London and was very impressed. He was the only guitarist I've ever seen to turn the volume control on his guitar down during a solo.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: Strangely enough, I wasn't into fast guitarists. I preferred Peter Green's subtle touch. I saw
I think I'll continue to work as a solo artist.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I think I'll continue to work as a solo artist.
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: That's the beauty of creativity. It comes from the ether. I like to think, sometimes,
It wasn't very satisfying playing the big arenas, but it was good as far as a paycheck. But the sound was terrible, especially in hockey arenas - the sound would go on for 30 seconds after we quit playing.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: It wasn't very satisfying playing the big arenas, but it was good as far as
There is a big age gap between my sisters Janice and Irma and myself so I didn't know them that well when I was younger although they have been very supportive in later life.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: There is a big age gap between my sisters Janice and Irma and myself so
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: My solos are more tastefully conceived now. But I still get going in places. It's
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: Strangely enough, through all those school years I decided at 13 or 14 I was
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I think a lot of modern day guitarists start off playing like Eddie van Halen,
I've always been much more of a guitar picker, but I began to feel forced into a position of being the epitome of a rock & roll guitarist. Originally, TYA wanted to make it without having to compromise to pop. It worked for a while, but after five or six years, the fun went out of it for me; a lot of the music went out of it.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I've always been much more of a guitar picker, but I began to feel forced
I'm not conscious of the speed ... it's not my motive ... my motive is displaying a voice through the fingerboard ... it can get to the point where I don't have control over what I am playing ... I never end the gig until I can't sing anymoreAlvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I'm not conscious of the speed ... it's not my motive ... my motive is
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with. He was one of the most
My favorite country blues player was Big Bill Broonzy. City blues was Freddie King, but I liked them all - Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Ralph Willis, Lonnie Johnson, Brownie McGhee and the three Kings, B.B., Albert and Freddie. Jazz-wise, I listened to Django, Barney Kessel and Wes Montgomery.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: My favorite country blues player was Big Bill Broonzy. City blues was Freddie King, but
So if you see Ten Years After, it's not me anymore. I'm very happy with what I am doing now.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: So if you see Ten Years After, it's not me anymore. I'm very happy with
That's the kind of musical freedom I like: jazz, rock, blues, anything. You adopt different attitudes when you play different music.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: That's the kind of musical freedom I like: jazz, rock, blues, anything. You adopt different
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: He saw us play a few times in fact. I did this song called I
My all-time favorite rock and roll players were Scotty Moore, Chuck Berry and Franny Beecher, and I listened to the country playing of Merle Travis.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: My all-time favorite rock and roll players were Scotty Moore, Chuck Berry and Franny Beecher,
I write and record all the time; it's my hobby and my passion.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I write and record all the time; it's my hobby and my passion.
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: The chances of a reunion now are less likely. I was thinking of having a
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: It wasn't until the movie came out that it all changed for us. Some people
I went to see John Mayall at the Marquee, with Peter Green on guitar, and that was a particularly good gig.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I went to see John Mayall at the Marquee, with Peter Green on guitar, and
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: It was by listening to Goodman's band, that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie
My father was always playing this ethnic blues stuff around the house, and both my parents played. Then one day my father brought home Big Bill Broonzy, and there he was sitting in our living room playing, and blues was in my heart from the time I was 12 years old.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: My father was always playing this ethnic blues stuff around the house, and both my
I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired by listening to my dad's Benny Goodman records.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired by listening to my dad's
I'd love to change the world, but I don't know what to doAlvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I'd love to change the world, but I don't know what to do
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I just play to the people I can see. So it's almost like you are
Back in those days we thought we could change the world.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: Back in those days we thought we could change the world.
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: We also did something called the Texas Peace Festival, which was actually a better gig
I began to learn a lot of chords and rhythms. It was a bit boring at the time but came in very handy later on.Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I began to learn a lot of chords and rhythms. It was a bit boring
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 Alvin Lee Sayings By Alvin Lee: I strongly encourage listening to the radio to hear something you haven't heard before. It's