Alvin Lee a British rock guitarist and founder of the band, band Ten Years After ,with a memorable Woodstock performance has died at 68.
Alvin died on Wednesday according to Lee’s official website .The statement says he died unexpectedly from complications following a routine surgical procedure.
His manager ,Ron Rainey said he died in Spain.
“We have lost a wonderful, much loved father and companion,” said the statement signed by his daughter Jasmin, wife Evi and former companion Suzanne. “The world has lost a truly great and gifted musician.”
Lee worked with The Beatles’ George Harrison, Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood and Mick Fleetwood on his first solo album, On the Road to Freedom, in 1973.
He released his 14th record, Still on the Road to Freedom, in August last year.
He was due to play a concert at Olympia Hall in Paris on 7 April with blues guitarist Johnny Winter.
The Nottingham, England-born Lee founded the band Ten Years After in 1967. The group first toured the U.S. in 1967, but its popularity exploded following Lee’s rousing performance of the song “I’m Going Home” at Woodstock in 1969.