Would this not be true today.
My reactions to Alvin Lee's death are about the same as yours Joechimp... lost a friend. I'd just watched Woodstock again a few nights before his passing. The monumental "I'd Love to Change the World" tune and the Album have to be my most played recordings ever... over anything! Ten Years After's "Crickelwood Green", the "Live" ones, and his and Mylon Lefevre's "On the Road to Freedom" are some of his excellent recordings. I'm still fortunate just to have most of his classic recordings on original vinyl to cherish over time while I lament his passing... on my own .. road to freedom.
My condolences to his family, friends, fans and Joechimp.