View Full Version : R.I.P. Arthur Lee

Mr. Vengeance
08-08-2006, 09:34 AM
I really dig the band Love from the 60's. They had a few absolutely classic psyche albums, such as Forever Changes, Da Capo, and their self-titled debut:

ARTHUR LEE, the eccentric singer/guitarist with influential 1960s rock band LOVE, has died in a Memphis hospital after a battle with leukaemia, his manager said on Friday. He was 61. "His death comes as a shock to me because Arthur had the uncanny ability to bounce back from everything, and leukaemia was no exception," Mark Linn said in an email to Reuters. "He was confident that he would be back on stage by the fall." 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. Several benefit concerts were held in Britain and the United States to help Lee with his medical bills. Former Led Zeppelin singer ROBERT PLANT headlined a benefit in New York in June.

Mr. Vengeance
08-08-2006, 09:39 AM



Mr. Vengeance
08-08-2006, 06:22 PM
I guess he'll get as much notice here...

An entire day and not a single thought from anyone else, and only 9 views...

Meanwhile we have eight (8!!!!!) fucking pages on fucking ridiculous, reality TV, Supernova bullshit.

That's why music is in the shitter today. No one cares about good music anymore......

That's my rant for the day...you may go back to your fucking NU Rock now......

08-08-2006, 09:58 PM
Wow! I just now found this thread.

This sucks!

R.I.P. Arthur!


Jérôme Frenchise
08-08-2006, 11:00 PM
Gosh! The two LSD popes of 1967 trespassed in the interval of a few weeks... Syd Barrett, then Arthur Lee!
If there were a heaven, there would be a hell of a gig up there by now! :cool:

Mr. Vengeance
08-09-2006, 12:54 PM
I figured if anyone would appreciate this it would be Hardrock.

08-09-2006, 02:02 PM
Aside from being a fan of music, I am a fan of music HISTORY.

And of course anyone who has contributed to the arts on Earth deserves sdome kind of recognition.

Certainly Arthur was worthy.

Mr. Vengeance
08-09-2006, 06:53 PM
Got that right!