NEWS from Brigitte and Dave
gives us great pleasure to report to you that as of Sept. 16th 2004
TEN YEARS AFTER
has been accepted
and will be inducted into the Rock'n' Pop Hall of Fame Museum in
Germany with equal acceptance of all five members. Their music, their history
and everything associated with them will now be intact and protected for
generations to come.
to Mr. Leo Lyons, to Mr. Ric Lee, to Mr. Chick Churchill, to Mr. Alvin Lee,
to Mr. Joe Gooch from all of us.
band now has the opportunity to donate personal items of their choice to be
showcased in their section of the museum, we as fans also have the chance to let
go of some of our prized possessions and
be a part of this as well. We have been asked for our input as to
where and how we’d like the band represented and we are proud to be taking an
active role in this process.
first idea was for Ten Years After to be in the main viewing hall,
with the Beatles and Rolling Stones as part of the British Rock Invasion.
you will find our letter of nomination along with everything we have collected
about the Rock'n’Pop Museum / Hall of Fame, along with our photos from our
the feeling for this Rock’n’Pop Hall of Fame:
First and Only Rock' n’Pop Museum / Hall of Fame - in Europe opened in Germany
July 21, 2004 to the public. 10,600 people attended the opening
ceremonies. The museum is located in Gronau, Germany, close to the border to The
Netherlands. It already has 130 special items of interest available for
viewing and we see a bright future for this museum and its organizers on the
horizon. We are proud to be on the ground floor of this cutting edge adventure.
Over 10 Million
Euro has been invested into this elaborate music history venture,
so you can be sure that they are very serious and committed to what they are doing.
the most important things to know and understand is about their unique attitude
and how it applies to the overall spirit within the structure. They want you to
feel that you have back-dated into another time and place and for it to be an
experience you will find almost impossible to forget.
system monitors are used, 200 loudspeakers are utilized to produce an optimum
effect. Audio and Visual tools are in place and as if this were not enough you
become an interactive part of the whole event. All of this time, money and great
effort has a few primary goals in mind, to rattle your senses awake, to open
your eyes, ears and mind and make you feel that the only thing that exist is the
moment. It’s a 20th Century Blast into the past, present and future of music
and history. It’s a world created to educate you while at the same time
entertaining you. It’s our great pleasure to have Ten Years After become another
important part of this whole picture.
we got TEN YEARS AFTER into the
ROCK’N’POP Museum – Hall Of Fame
Ten Years After Inducted
Line of events:
heard about the museum when we read about it in the newspaper on July 20th, 2004.
By July 27th we wrote to Leo to voice our intent and get his thoughts
on the situation, his reply was positive so we moved forward.
late July and August we contacted the museum to share our excitement about what
they were doing and to recommend Ten Years After to be nominated into the
Rock’n’Roll part of their venture.
September 7th we called the museum and had a very pleasant and
productive conversation with assistant curator Martina Hagemann which lead to a
meeting being scheduled for us on September 16th.
quick note, we informed Leo and Ric of our intent in advance, instead of
surprising them if our efforts were productive. The band members themselves are
what it’s all about and for that reason alone it was better to have their
September 10th until we left on Thursday, 16th we have been working
on our letter of nomination to present to the committee, gathering up the new
Ten Years After CD “NOW”, the new Alvin Lee CD “Alvin Lee in Tennessee”
and a copy of Herb Staehr’s book “Alvin Lee & Ten Years After – Visual
History” as a representation of
This is our Letter Of Nomination for Ten Years After:
‘n’ Pop Museum
September 16, 2004
would respectfully like to submit for your consideration and nomination,
the British Rock and Roll Band known as TEN YEARS AFTER into the
Rock n’ Pop Hall of Fame Museum. The primary sponsors are Brigitte
Scholz (Germany) David Willey
(New York) Herb Staehr (Hingham
MA.) Jan Jones (California)
sponsored by long time Ten Years After / Alvin Lee fans Torsten Strube
(Germany) Patrick Bellier (France) Jacky Moutaillier (France) Dan Jasper
(B C Canada) Heri Ellingsgaard (Faro Islands Denmark) Leon Economides
(South Africa) Chuck Dingman (New York) John Kenney (Maine) Fabrizio
Perrini (Italy) Kevin Antonovich (Australia)
Years After was formed in 1967 with members Leo Lyons (Bass Guitar) Alvin
Lee (Guitar and Vocals), Chick Churchill (Keyboards) and Ric Lee (Drums).
their career they did more than twenty eight tours of America which
included playing at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969 with their
famous song “I’m Going Home”, at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore
East and Fillmore West, Madison Square Garden, the Texas International Pop
Festival 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.
recording output has been extensive over the years and all their albums
have reached the gold or platinum status. In 1971 their song “I’d Love
to Change the World” reached
number twelve in the American top forty and they had five other top forty
Leo Lyons, Ric Lee and Chick Churchill have included Joe Gooch, Guitar /
Vocals to the line up to replace Alvin Lee who left the band of his own
accord to start a solo career.
Years After is still totally active in touring and recording. In March of
this year they released their brand new CD called NOW and the sales have
been very brisk. They’ve done a tour of the UK and played all over
Europe in 2001-2004.
is just a very brief outline of the band, for a more detailed and factual
accounting we offer with this letter a copy of Herb Staehr’s book
“Alvin Lee & Ten Years After -Visual History” and also a copy of
Ten Years After’s new CD “Now” along with a copy of Alvin’s
new CD called “Alvin Lee in Tennessee”.
upon millions of people have seen them perform on stage, bought their
records and had the chance to meet them in person over the years. For us
there is no other band from the 1960’s or 1970’s in Rock n’ Roll
that are still playing in 2004 with the same enthusiasm, energy and
passion as this band does and with three out of four of its original
members still intact.
Years After started out with a cult following of loyal fans, then became
an underground favorite on FM radio all over the world but what really
made it all happen for them was their live concerts. Their dedication and
persistence to their craft along with making their fans feel welcome have
become their long standing trademark.
have done it all, they’ve been there and back again and they’re still
making a statement for a whole new generation of music fans to listen to
Years After is a people band, and as fans we now welcome this great
opportunity to give them back something that they have been giving to us
their fans for years, respect.
We would all like
to thank all of you at the Rock N’ Pop Hall of Fame Museum, for your
time commitment and hard work to give respect and credit where it’s due,
to the bands and the music they’ve made that changed our lives.
Years After Fan Website
Years After Official Website
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