Arthur Lee

Bummer in the Summer: Arthur Lee has left the building.

Wild, eccentric…or just plain nuts…Arthur Lee’s fame will increase now that he’s gone to the great Whiskey A-Go-Go in the sky.Arthur_lee_1

Lee died on Thursday at about 5 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) at Methodist
University Hospital with his wife Diane at his side. Lee, a Memphis native who referred to himself as "the first
so-called black hippie," formed Love in Los Angeles in 1965, emerging
from the same scene as groups like the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the
Doors and the Mamas and Papas.

The first multiracial rock band of the psychedelic era, Love
recorded three groundbreaking albums fusing traditional folk rock and
blues with symphonic suites and early punk.

  Bands as diverse as Led Zeppelin, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Siouxsie and the Banshees cited Love as an influence.

If you have never listned to LOVE — and you should — at least pick up FOREVER CHANGES….and remember that it came out iLove_forever_changesfront
n 1968….it sounds as fresh today as it did then.

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