In Memoriam: Love’s Arthur Lee (1945-2006)

Unconventional might best describe the music of Arthur Lee, the singer and driving force behind Love, one of the most adventurous and artistically-ambitious groups of the late ‘60s. It was announced today that Lee died of leukemia at the age of 61 . Love had recorded several records, but its best-known album was Forever Changes, which ranks alongside the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds as an artistic tour de force. NewBeats highly recommend Forever Changes and the Love Story compilation for a greater appreciation of Lee’s eccentric genius. Read more about Arthur Lee in Rolling Stone and the BBC.


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