Ten Years After

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Nazione:Regno Unito
Attività:dal 1967

Line up

  • Leo Lyons: bass
  • Chick Churchill: keyboards
  • Ric Lee: drums
  • Joe Gooch: guitars, vocals
In 1967, four young musicians from Nottinghamshire, England, Leo Lyons, Ric Lee, and Chick Churchill together with Alvin Lee, formed Ten Years After and became one of the biggest names and the most explosive quartet on the world stage.

Their now legendary encore, I’m Going Home performed at The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in August 1969, was captured on film and exposed their jazz, blues, rock amalgam to a large audience who were blown away by the intensity of the band’s performance when the Academy Award winning documentary was released. Their ten-minute appearance in the film is an acknowledged highlight and established Ten Years After a place in rock history.

From 1968 to 1975 constant touring, playing important musical events like The Newport Jazz Festival, The Miami Pop Festival, The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, The Toronto Peace Festival and huge venues like The Albert Hall London, Madison Square Gardens, NY and The Budokan, Tokyo, exposed the band’s music to a global audience. It is estimated that they performed to in excess of 75,000 new fans a week. Almost four million people a year, not counting those who saw the band in the Woodstock film. Between 1967 and 1974, Ten Years After recorded and released ten multi-million selling albums.

Sadly, Alvin Lee decided to go solo in 1975 and the group ceased touring and recording. However, there has always been a demand for Ten Years After and, over the following twenty-plus years, there were to be three short-lived attempts at reformation and one new studio record, About Time. Each time, Alvin quit to return to his solo career.

Starting in 2001, to take advantage in the growing interest in legendary bands like Ten Years After, EMI and Decca Records in conjunction with Ric Lee, digitally re-mastered and re-released the whole Ten Years After back catalogue, most with bonus tracks, including a “find that had lain unnoticed – the 1970 live recording of the band at its peak at the Fillmore East in New York. Ric and Chick both approached Alvin with a view to touring to support the releases, but Alvin declined. It was a frustrating situation and once again it seemed that fans would be denied hearing the music played live.

A chance opportunity early in 2002 for the three founder members of Ten Years After - Leo Lyons (bass), Chick Churchill (keyboards) and Ric Lee (Drums) to work together gave them an insight into the intense, re-awakened interest in the band. By public request, the band is back together. With new member, sensational, twenty-seven year old guitarist/vocalist Joe Gooch, they are recreating the music, energy and excitement they’ve been known for over the past four decades.

Ten Years After plays most of their classics, but it is not an oldies band riding around on past successes. It has taken up the reins and is riding into the future. Joe Gooch is fully conversant with all of Ten Years After’s previous triumphs, but he has a distinct personality that breathes new life into the band’s performance and helps forge a new direction with this highly respected team of legendary musicians.

Ten Years After……Now, the band’s first studio album, was released in April 2004 in Europe and came out on July 18th 2005 in the USA and Canada on the Fuel 2000 label. Throughout 2004 the band toured Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Scandinavia, France, Czech Republic and Canada. 2005 proved to be even busier with tours completed in Europe and concerts being finalized for 2006 in USA & Canada, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai and many other territories.

August 2005 saw the release of TYA’s double live album “Roadworks” in Europe to great critical acclaim. The band toured Europe and the USA relentlessly during 05, 06, 07 and 08 but somehow managed to find time to record a bunch of new material. November 2008 will see the release of the latest studio album - “Evolution”. A long-awaited DVD is still in the pipeline and will be released in 2009.


Discografia

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Now (Ten Years After / 2004) 

1. WHEN IT ALL FALLS DOWN / 2. HUNDRED MILES HIGH / 3. TIME TO KILL / 4. I'LL MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU / 5. THE VOICE INSIDE YOUR HEAD / 6. KING OF THE BLUES / 7. LONG TIME RUNNING ...

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Live at the Fillmore East 1970 (Capitol / 2001) 

1. LOVE LIKE A MAN / 2. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL / 3. WORKING ON THE ROAD / 4. THE HOBBIT / 5. 50,000 MILES BENEATH MY BRAIN / 6. SKOOBLY-OOBLEY-DOOBOB ...

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About Time (Chrysalis / 1989) 

1. HIGHWAY OF LOVE / 2. LET'S SHAKE IT UP / 3. I GET ALL SHOOK UP / 4. VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCE / 5. GOIN' TO CHICAGO / 6. WILD IS THE RIVER / 7. SATURDAY NIGHT / 8. BAD BLOOD ...

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Positive Vibrations (Chrysalis / 1974) 

1. NOWHERE TO RUN / 2. POSITIVE VIBRATIONS / 3. STONE ME / 4. WITHOUT YOU / 5. GOING BACK TO BIRMINGHAM / 6. IT'S GETTING HARDER / 7. YOU'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY / 8. LOOK INTO MY LIFE ...

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Rock & Roll Music to the World (Chrysalis / 1972) 

1. YOU GIVE ME LOVING / 2. CONVENTION PREVENTION / 3. TURNED-OFF TV BLUES / 4. STANDING AT THE STATION / 5. YOU CAN'T WIN THEM ALL / 6. RELIGION / 7. CHOO CHOO MAMA ...

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A Space in Time (Chrysalis / 1971) 

1. ONE OF THESE DAYS / 2. HERE THEY COME / 3. I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD / 4. OVER THE HILL / 5. BABY WON'T YOU LET ME ROCK 'N' ROLL YOU / 6. ONCE THERE WAS A TIME ...

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Cricklewood Green (Deram / 1970) 

1. SUGAR THE ROAD / 2. WORKING ON THE ROAD / 3. 50,000 MILES BENEATH MY BRAIN / 4. YEAR 3,000 BLUES / 5. ME AND MY BABY / 6. LOVE LIKE A MAN / 7. CIRCLES / 8. AS THE SUN STILL BURNS AWAY ...

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Watt (Deram / 1970) 

1. I'M COMING ON / 2. MY BABY LEFT ME / 3. THINK ABOUT THE TIMES / 4. I SAY YEAH / 5. THE BAND WITH NO NAME / 6. GONNA RUN / 7. SHE LIES IN THE MORNING / 8. SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN" (LIVE)

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Ssssh.. (Chrysalis Records / 1969)  Past

1. BAD SCENE / 2. TWO TIME MAMA / 3. STONED WOMAN / 4. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL / 5. IF YOU SHOULD LOVE ME / 6. I DON’T KNOW THAT YOU DON’T KNOW MY NAME / 7. THE STOMP ...

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Stonedhenge (Deram / 1969) 

1. GOING TO TRY / 2. I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT LYDIA / 3. WOMAN TROUBLE / 4. SKOOBLY-OOBLY-DOOBOB / 5. HEAR ME CALLING / 6. A SAD SONG / 7. THREE BLIND MICE / 8. NO TITLE / 9. FARO ...

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Undead (Decca / 1968) 

1. MAY BE WRONG, BUT I WON'T BE WRONG ALWAYS / 2. WOODCHOPPER'S BALL / 3. SPIDER IN MY WEB / 4. SUMMERTIME / 5. I'M GOING HOME"

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Ten Years After (Decca / 1967) 

1. I WANT TO KNOW / 2. I CAN'T KEEP FROM CRYING, SOMETIMES / 3. ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG ORGAN / 4. SPOONFUL / 5. LOSING THE DOGS / 6. FEEL IT FOR ME / 7. LOVE UNTIL I DIE ...

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