"Early 1980" 
Contribution by Christoph Müller







12 May 1980, Chicago, IL - Photo by Paul Natkin




Alvin Lee Tour Dates 1980

September 30, 1980 – At The Pavilion in Bath, England

October 1, 1980 – At The Top Rank in Birmingham, England

October 2, 1980 – At King George’s Hall in Blackburn, England

October 3, 1980 – At The City Hall in Hull, England

October 4, 1980 – At The Market Hall in Carlisle, England

October 5, 1980 – At Tiffany’s in Glasgow, England

October 6, 1980 – At The Town Hall in Middlesbrough, England

October 8, 1980 – At The Top Rank in Sheffield, England

October 9, 1980 – At The Palais in Nottingham, England 

October 10, 1980 – At Cardiff University of Cardiff, Wales

October 11, 1980 – At Liesure Centre in Maidenhead, England

October 14, 1980 – At The University of Leicester, England

October 15, 1980 – At The Sussex University of Brighton in England

October 16, 1980 – At The Poole Art Centre in Poole, England

October 17, 1980 – At The Surrey University in Guildford, England

October 23, 1980 – At The Strand Lyceum in London, England

December 5, 1980 – At The Park West in Chicago, Illinois. The set list includes the following songs: Are You Ready To Rock and Roll – Good Morning Little School Girl – Heartache – No More Lonely Nights – Ridin´ Truckin´ - Help Me – Slowdown – Scat Thing – Stealin´ - I’m Going Home – Choo – Choo – Mama – Rip It Up – Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll Over Beethoven.



December 19, 1980 – At The Famous “Cow Palace” in San Francisco, California

December 26, 1980 – At The Calderone Concert Hall in Hempstead Long Island, New York. The show was recorded and broadcast during the “BBC Rock Hour Show” on WLIR – FM – Radio – Long Island, New York. The songs included were pretty much the same as on their December 5th show.

December 27, 1980 – At Loew’s Centre For The Performing  Arts in Worcester, Massachusetts

December 30, 1980 – At The Capitol Centre in Largo, Maryland

December 31, 1980 – At The Cobohall in Detroit, Michigan. The show is broadcast on WABX – FM – Radio. The show also includes a fantastic drum solo from Tom “The Animal” Compton.




Rock Scene Magazine 1978-1981





Alvin Lee / TYL 1980 - at RKO Orpheum South d In. Theater


Ten Years After - Article 1980

The Classic Performances of Ten Years After (Columbia Records) 1976 release.

OK, so the classic performances are on Deram Records. Neoclassic, then I still find that late phase has its kinetic (as we used to say) charms. And admit that even without the regrettable “Positive Vibrations” I’d be very unlikely to play this, except for historical reference.



Pickwick International Records - Is the bottom of the heap, and Alvin Lee should have better

  treatment than this. But in 1980, this best of collection at least kept his product market alive and well.




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