Ten Years After - 2009 After several years of local success in the Nottingham / Mansfield area as a band known since 1962 as The Jaybirds (its core was formed in late 1960 as Ivan Jay and the Jaycats), and later as Ivan Jay and the Jaymen, Ten Years After was founded by Alvin Lee and Leo Lyons. Ivan Jay sang lead vocals from late 1960 to 1962 and was joined by Ric Lee in August 1965, replacing original drummer Dave Quickmire, who had joined in 1962. In 1966 The Jaybirds moved to London, where Chick Churchill joined the group. That November the quartet signed a manager, Chris Wright, and decided to change their name to Blues Trip, Blues Yard (under which they played a show at the legendary Marquee Club supporting Bonzo Dog Band), and finally in November 1966, to Ten Years After (in honour of Elvis Presley, an idol of Lee's whose momentous year in rock, 1956, helps to better explain the band's title). They became the first band of the soon-to-be Chrysalis Agency. They secured a residency at the Marquee, and received an invitation to play at the renowned Windsor Jazz Festival in 1967. That performance led to a contract with Deram, a subsidiary company of Decca the first band so signed without a hit single. In October, their 1967 self-titled debut album was released.
In 1968, after touring Scandinavia and the United States, Ten Years After released their second album, live Undead, which brought their first classic, I'm Going Home. This was followed in February 1969 by studio issue, Stonedhenge, a British hit, that included another classic, Hear Me Calling (it was released also as a single, and covered in 1972 by British glam rock rising stars, Slade). In July 1969 they appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival, in the first event to which rock bands were invited. In August, the band performed a breakthrough American appearance at Woodstock; their furious-to-soft-to-furious rendition of I'm Going Home was featured in both the subsequent film and soundtrack album and catapulted them to star status.

During 1970, Ten Years After released Love Like a Man, their only hit in the UK Singles Chart. This song was on their fifth album, Cricklewood Green. The name of the album comes from a friend of the group who lived in Cricklewood, London. He grew a sort of plant which was said to have hallucinogenic effects. The band did not know the name of this plant, so they called their album Cricklewood Green. It was the first record to be issued with a different playing speed on both sides one a three-minute edit at 45rpm, the other, a nine-minute live version at 33rpm. In August, Ten Years After played the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 to an audience of 600,000.

In 1971, the band released the album A Space in Time which marked a move toward more commercial material. It featured their biggest hit, I'd Love To Change The World. But a few albums later, the band broke up after the 1974 album Positive Vibrations. In 1988, they re-united for a few concerts and recorded the album About Time (1989).

Alvin Lee has since then mostly played and recorded under his own name. In 2004, the other band members substituted him with Joe Gooch and recorded the album Now. Material from the following tour was used for the 2005 double album Roadworks. Ric Lee is currently in a band called The Breakers, along with Ian Ellis (Clouds).

	Band members:
Alvin Lee guitar, vocals, harp born Graham Barnes,19 December 1944, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Leo Lyons bass born David William Lyons, 30 November 1943, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Chick Churchill keyboards born Michael George Churchill, 2 January 1946, Mold, Flintshire, North Wales. Ric Lee drums born Richard Lee, 20 October 1945, Cannock, Staffordshire. Joe Gooch guitar, vocals born 3 May 1977, Highbury, London. (Joined in 2003)

Discography
Studio and live albums
Alvin Lee - Guitar, Vocals
Leo Lyons - Bass
Ric Lee - Drums
Chick Churchill Organ

Ten Years After 1967 Undead 1968 Stonedhenge 1969 Ssssh 1969 Cricklewood Green 1970 Watt 1970 A Space In Time 1971 Alvin Lee And Company 1972 Rock & Roll Music To The World 1972 Recorded Live (double album) 1973 Positive Vibrations 1974 About Time 1989 Live At The Fillmore East 1970 (double live album) 2001
I'm Coming Home (Compilation) 1996

From here:
Joe Gooch Guitar, Vocals
Leo Lyons - Bass
Ric Lee - Drums
Chick Churchill Organ Now 2004 Roadworks (double live album) 2005 Evolution 2008

Most of sources of the informations is http://en.wikipedia.org