A statement on his official site broke the tragic news: "With great sadness we have to announce that Alvin unexpectedly passed away [the morning of March 6] after unforseen complications following a routine surgical procedure. We have lost a wonderful, much loved father and companion. The world has lost a truly great and gifted [musician]."
Born in Nottingham, England, Lee was best known for his incredible performance of "I'm Going Home" at the inaugural Woodstock festival.
I have been a fan of Alvin and Ten Years After since 1969. Whether I am beered up, smoked up, tripping, or straight Alvin and the boys have always gotten my feet to tapping and my air drums to beating.
Yes, Alvin Lee is missed.