Friday, August 04, 2006

Love dies with Arthur Lee

The Vinyl Word says farewell to Arthur Lee of Love who has died in Memphis at just 61. He led an eventful life, which included a jail sentence for letting off a firearm, and made several comebacks, including visits to the UK, in recent years. Love was one of the leading psychedelic bands of the 60s and as such might be expected to be of little interest to a soul and rock and roll fan like me. But his ethereal voice made Arthur Lee's early records stand out. I still think Forever Changes was one of the best white albums of the 60s and I love the opening track Alone again or. And who could forget his classic line 'When I was in England town the rain fell right down' in She comes in colours? Farewell Arthur.


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