Their appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival catapulted Ten Years After into the realm of superstardom. The subsequent release of "I'm Going Home" in the Woodstock movie and on the soundtrack album inspired countless guitar players and became a staple of FM radio throughout the next decade. The band continued releasing acclaimed albums in the early 1970s, including the 1971 release, A Space In Time and Rock And Roll Music To The World the following year.
Although still a big draw, by the mid-1970s, Lee's enthusiasm for the group was reaching an end and he began pursuing a solo career. He finished out the decade by forming a new band in the power trio mode that he christened appropriately enough, Ten Years Later. His new partners included bass player Mick Hawksworth, who had been an integral part of the late-1960s blues, jazz, metal outfit, Andromeda and later in Fuzzy Duck, one of England's harder-edged progressive rock bands in the early-1970s. Lee also recruited the powerhouse drummer, Tom Compton, who would later become Johnny Winter's longest serving drummer. The trio would release two albums, 1978's Ride On and Rocket Fuel the following year, while touring extensively throughout Europe and the United States.
Though the group only released the two albums, they were a popular concert draw throughout their short career.