At number two, Alvin Lee and Ten Years After with their classic performance of I’m Going Home.
“That’s near enough for jazz.”
For most in 1970, sitting in a theater and looking up at a larger-than-life Alvin Lee on the split screen tuning his guitar, this was their introduction to Ten Years After.
A quick intro – “This is a thing called I’m Going Home by helicopter” – followed by an explosion of rapid-fire notes and 11 blistering minutes of rock and roll heaven. Witness the birth of Alvin Lee, guitar hero.
I’m Going Home is a pulsating, electrifying showpiece tune for Lee’s guitar playing. Not only did their Woodstock performance put the band on the map, it inspired countless numbers of would be guitar heroes to take up the instrument.
The Woodstock version of I’m Going Home is raw and primal, epitomizing what rock and roll is all about. This one definitely earns the “classic” label.