Alvin Lee - The Solo Years
1973: Alvin records On The Road to Freedom
with Mylon LeFevre and a host of rock great.
1974. March - On a dare, Alvin Lee assembles
a group of musicians and singers and forms
Alvin Lee & Company to play at London's
Rainbow Theatre on the 22nd. The performance
is released as In Flight.
1975: Pump Iron is released
1976: Alvin prepares an album
but decides not to release it.
Most of the
songs are eventually used on
1977: TYA sans Ric Lee get back together
in Alvin's studio but no album is ever released.
1978: Alvin puts together a powerhouse
with Mick Hawksworth on bass
and Tom Compton
on drums and TEN YEARS LATER
is born. They
release Rocket Fuel. Chrysalis
"Let it Rock"
1979: Ride On, the second TYL
album, is released.
1980: Alvin changes musical direction
and forms Alvin Lee Band. Free
Fall is released
1981: RX5 is released, also with
1983: Alvin reunites with TYA
for the 20th
Anniversary of the Marquee Club,
as a festival in Reading. Nothing
of the brief reunion, but a video
at the Marquee" and later
a CD "Live
at Reading" are released.
1985: After an absence from recording
several years, Alvin is back
with a brilliant
rock album "Detroit Diesel"
1988: An instrumental by Alvin, "No
Limit" is a stand-out on the Night of
the Guitars tour and subsequent Guitar Speak
LP., released in 1989
Ten Years After is brought back
for a series of summer festivals.
to large enthusiastic audiences,
to keep the reunion going.
1989: August: About Time is released.
October: TYA tour the US
1991: Deciding their reunion
was no longer
"fun", the members
of TYA go their
separate ways again.
Chrysalis releases the Essential
After, which becomes the definitive
1992: Alvin is back recording
Zoom is released.
1993: Rockspective, a video featuring
TYA/Alvin Lee clips and an in-depth
with Alvin, is released.
1994: The CD 1994 is released
in Europe early
in the year. It follows in the
US in November,
under the title I Hear You Rockin'
tours the U.S. with Nine Below
Zero as his
1995: Pure Blues, a compilation
CD of both
Alvin Lee and Ten Years After
songs, is released.
1996: Live in Vienna by Alvin
Lee is released.
Detroit Diesel is reissued on
Alvin tours the USA as part of
the Best of
1997: May/June: Ten Years After
play three Scandinavian rock
decided to "warm-up"
for the gigs
by playing Brazil for the first
time in their
October: A compilation of Alvin
TYA titles is released, SOLID
ROCK. It contains
three previously unreleased titles.
1998: The year begins with all
members – Alvin Lee, leo Lyons,
Ric Lee and
Chick Churchill - signing with
a new manager.
August: They play various festivals,
making a triumphant return to
States to play at "A Day
At The Garden",
a three day music festival held
on the same
field in Bethel NY as the original
Festival of 1969.
November: Repertoire Records
Flight" and "Pump Iron"
1999: January: Repertoire releases
it Rock", "FreeFall"
Summer: TYA take to the festival
in Europe again.
August/Sept: TYA tour the United
2000: Once again, TYA go their
Alvin goes back on the road with
2001: EMI Records releases Ten
- Live at the Fillmore East and
and reissues several of the band's
with bonus tracks
2002: Alvin Lee - The Anthology
2003: Alvin travels to Nashville
with Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana
original Elvis Presley band
2004: In Tennessee is released.
to touring with an extensive
tour of the
United Kingdom, including a performance
London's Royal Albert Hall
2005: Gibson presents the Alvin
2007: Saguitar is released.
2012: Still On the Road to Freedom