Arthur Lee
Arthur Lee
Arthur Lee was the frontman, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of the Los Angeles rock band Love, best known for the critically acclaimed 1967 album, Forever Changes.
Biography
Arthur Lee's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Arthur Lee
News
News abour Arthur Lee from around the web
Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating The Constitution If He Continues To Own His Businesses
Huffington Post - 3 months
The meaning of the Emoluments Clause is fairly clear. And it all goes back to a diamond-encrusted snuffbox Ben Franklin got from Louis XVI. by Richard Tofel Far from ending with President-elect Trump’s announcement that he will separate himself from the management of his business empire, the constitutional debate about the meaning of the Emoluments Clause — and whether Trump will be violating it — is likely just beginning. That’s because the Emoluments Clause seems to bar Trump’s ownership of his business. It has little to do with his management of it. Trump’s tweets last Wednesday said he would be “completely out of business operations.” But unless Trump sells or gives his business to his children before taking office the Emoluments Clause would almost certainly be violated. Even if he does sell or give it away, any retained residual interest, or any sale payout based on the company’s results, would still give him a stake in its fortunes, again fairly clearly violating t ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Liz Smith: Power in Hollywood
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"THE THING women have yet to understand is nobody gives you power. You just take it," said Roseanne Barr as she climbed the heights in Hollywood, taking power, and not apologizing. PEOPLE ARE again talking about: Rosanne Barr's return to network TV in a series for NBC. This is good news for those of us who still like to watch real television. Rosanne, the groundbreaking sitcom than ran for nine seasons, was not only one of the best and funniest, it was a fascinating journey into Rosanne's own mind, as she morphed, emotionally and physically. She brought her volatile personal issues to the set and into the scripts. It was like watching somebody go a little mad, season by season. Roseanne -- with the help of her brilliant co-stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Rosanne's TV "children" -- developed into a fabulous comedienne. She wasn't in the beginning. In the first couple of seasons, when Rosanne and her family were at their most blue-collar and normal, Rosanne ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Interview: Keith Morris (of OFF!)
Misformusic - almost 5 years
OFF! is a hardcore supergroup with members from Black Flag and the Circle Jerks (Keith Morris, vox), Redd Kross (Steven Shane McDonald, bass), Burning Brides (Dimitri Coats, guitar), and Rocket From the Crypt and Hot Snakes (Mario Rubalcaba, drums). After four EPs, the band finally released its first full-length, OFF!, on May 8th. Recently, Consequence of Sound spoke with Morris about the band, its formation, and how they don’t have the time for songs filled with pomp and circumstance. We also chatted about riding the party train that was the Circle Jerks, checking egos at the studio door, what it means to sell out, and how much he loves the Dream Syndicate’s Days of Wine and Roses. I used to believe that if a punk band was around long enough, they simply became a rock band. You seemed to have proven me wrong. We could just as easily be a rock band, because the guys in this band, they love… two of them, I think maybe three of them, were members of the KISS Army. Nice! So I ...
Article Link:
Misformusic article
Harford County Death Notices Through May 10
Bel Air Patch - almost 5 years
Here are links to obituaries for the communities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and our neighbors around Harford County, as posted by local funeral homes: William C. Brown Community Funeral Home(Aberdeen) Leroy Pullum Jr. passed away April 30. Rayner Veney Jr. passed away April 25. Effie Jones passed away April 25. Frances Burnett passed away April 21. Evans Funeral Chapel (Parkville) Rosemary Gauza passed away May 9. Michael Ciarpella Jr. passed away May 7. Frederick Mengoni passed away May 6. Sherry Baquol passed away May 6. Estella Rush passed away May 5. Paul Morin, Jr. passed away May 5. Genevieve Brown passed away May 2. Camille Daum passed away May 2. Roy McCauley passed away May 1. Howard Henry Jr. passed away May 1. Ursula Welzant passed away May 1. Kathleen Porter passed away April 30. Donald Rapp passed away April 29. John Walker, Sr. passed away April 27. James Loane Jr. passed away April 26. Ther ...
Article Link:
Bel Air Patch article
Lois and the Love Interview & Gig Preview
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 5 years
The year was 1993. I was watching Channel 4′s ‘The Word’ (it’s not a crime, honest!), dreaming of leaving the one horse town I lived in for University the following year when my speakers started crackling a sound that was like a locomotive rushing headlong towards me… ‘Supersonic’ by Oasis was blaring out and I knew I needed to follow these guys through thick and thin! Since then bands have come and gone – I’d continually listen to new sounds hoping to revisit that same raw energy feel I had that day, but nothing really had the same impact… Until last week! A good friend linked me You Tube Footage of ‘Lois and the Love’ playing live with the words ‘this sound is going to explode’. A handful of songs and twenty minutes later the goosebumps had returned and like those 19 years ago I was listening to a band standing on the edge something huge. What grabbed me straight away was a raw live energy, a dirty psychedelic almost sleaze like sound reminding me of a mixture of classic late ’60 ...
Article Link:
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur article
Harford County Death Notices Through May 7
Bel Air Patch - almost 5 years
Here are links to obituaries for the communities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and our neighbors around Harford County, as posted by local funeral homes: William C. Brown Community Funeral Home(Aberdeen) Leroy Pullum Jr. passed away April 30. Rayner Veney Jr. passed away April 25. Effie Jones passed away April 25. Frances Burnett passed away April 21. Evans Funeral Chapel (Parkville) Frederick Mengoni passed away May 6. Sherry Baquol passed away May 6. Estella Rush passed away May 5. Paul Morin, Jr. passed away May 5. Genevieve Brown passed away May 2. Camille Daum passed away May 2. Roy McCauley passed away May 1. Howard Henry Jr. passed away May 1. Ursula Welzant passed away May 1. Kathleen Porter passed away April 30. Donald Rapp passed away April 29. John Walker, Sr. passed away April 27. James Loane Jr. passed away April 26. Theresa Hynson passed away April 26. Edgar Hylton passed away April 25. William ...
Article Link:
Bel Air Patch article
Harford County Obituaries Through May 3
Bel Air Patch - almost 5 years
Here are links to obituaries for the communities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and our neighbors around Harford County, as posted by local funeral homes: William C. Brown Community Funeral Home(Aberdeen) Leroy Pullum Jr. passed away April 30. Rayner Veney Jr. passed away April 25. Effie Jones passed away April 25. Frances Burnett passed away April 21. Don Harris passed away April 15. Nwaka Etunnah passed away April 15. Evans Funeral Chapel (Parkville) Genevieve Brown passed away May 2. Camille Daum passed away May 2. Roy McCauley passed away May 1. Howard Henry Jr. passed away May 1. Ursula Welzant passed away May 1. Kathleen Porter passed away April 30. Donald Rapp passed away April 29. John Walker, Sr. passed away April 27. James Loane Jr. passed away April 26. Theresa Hynson passed away April 26. Edgar Hylton passed away April 25. William Toner passed away April 25. Salvatore "Sam" Miraglia Jr. passed away A ...
Article Link:
Bel Air Patch article
LOFTON, Arthur Lee
Statesman - almost 5 years
Death Notice LOFTON, Arthur Lee Sr., 88, retired Army staff sergeant, of Austin died Friday. Visitation 1 p.m. today, Fuller-Sheffield Funeral Home. Services 11 .....
Article Link:
Statesman article
Arthur Lee Edwards
Delta Democrat Times - almost 5 years
Edwards
Article Link:
Delta Democrat Times article
Arthur Lee Edwards
Delta Democrat Times - almost 5 years
Edwards
Article Link:
Delta Democrat Times article
Listomania - Top 10 Psychedelic Albums
NME - almost 5 years
Richard Norris is a man of many psych talents. With Erol Alkan he makes up The Wizard’s Sleeve and alone he’s the talent behind Time & Space Machine. His second T&SM album, ‘Taste The Lazer’ is out next Monday (April 9th). Here he runs down his all-time greatest psychedelic albums. 1 Love, 'Forever Changes' Arthur Lee's startling, revelatory classic highlights the extremes of the psychedelic era. It's joyous, uplifting and sweet in parts, while at the same time menacing, introverted and paranoid. I don't want to spoil it if you've never heard it before, so all I'll say is if you haven't heard it, you need to. It's unreservedly recommended as one of the all time greatest albums. Listen to the album on Spotify Read more...
Article Link:
NME article
For the record - The Augusta Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Angelo Rodriguez , 23, and Kristine D. Garces , 18, both of Blythe Romie W. Cunningham , 49, and Lena Leanell Johnson , 49, both of Augusta Benjamin Andrew Prince , 22, of Fort Gordon, and Anna Christina Sumner , 27, of Sylvester, Ga. Arthur Lee Palmer
Article Link:
Google News article
Police Reports (Aug. 24) - St. Helens Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
16 - Michael Lloyd Balestra Sr., 30, and Arthur Lee McIntire Jr., 53, were arrested for disorderly conduct following a road rage incident. Aug. 12 - David Peabody Jr., 18, was lodged in the Columbia County Jail for various sex crimes involving a minor;
Article Link:
Google News article
Review: Little Vegas Lies – 'All You Need' - Live4ever
Google News - over 5 years
By Live4ever The latest release from Little Vegas Lies' wonderfully titled EP 'A Truth Not Far Away', 'All You Need' boasts a guitar riff as purely hallucinogenic and dreamy as anything to be found in the back catalogue of Arthur Lee or Slowdive
Article Link:
Google News article
Zane Franklin Lee - St. George Daily Spectrum
Google News - over 5 years
He was preceded in death by his parents, Amy and Arthur Lee; siblings: Syble Davidson, Arthur Lee, and Jerry Lee; and by his daughter Karen Kuhns. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 15, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Morningside LDS Stake Center,
Article Link:
Google News article
Nicole Brodeur Appeal for food gave some readers heartburn - The Seattle Times
Google News - over 5 years
But Gilbert lost me when he took a shot at Arthur Lee, who has been running the EFP for 20 years. I had mentioned in the column that Lee's bifocals were broken, which Gilbert called "an attempt to elicit a tear-jerker response as you guilt trip us
Article Link:
Google News article
From ugly history, fresh lessons - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The Lees were physically defended initially by Arthur Lee's fellow World War I veterans and postal workers. But eventually the family left, after a year of resisting the pressure that included broken windows and poisoning the family dog
Article Link:
Google News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Arthur Lee
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 60
    Lee underwent several months of aggressive treatment, which included three bouts of chemotherapy, followed by a stem cell transplant on May 25, 2006 using stem cells from an umbilical cord blood donor; Lee was the first adult patient in Tennessee to receive this treatment.
    More Details Hide Details
    In April 2006 it was publicly announced that Lee was being treated for acute myeloid leukemia.
    More Details Hide Details A tribute fund was set up shortly after the announcement, with a series of benefit concerts to be performed to help pay medical bills. The most notable of these concerts was produced by Steve Weitzman of SW Productions at New York's Beacon Theater on June 23, 2006, and featured Robert Plant, Ian Hunter, Ryan Adams, Nils Lofgren, Yo La Tengo, Garland Jeffreys, Johnny Echols (Love's original lead guitarist) and Flashy Python & The Body Snatchers (featuring Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah). Backed by Ian Hunter's band, Plant performed 12 songs, including five Led Zeppelin songs and five recorded by Love in the 60s ("7 and 7 Is", "A House Is Not A Motel", "Bummer in the Summer", "Old Man" and "Hey Joe"). A benefit concert was held in Dublin, Ireland.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 59
    At the end of September 2005, Lee moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he planned to continue to make music using the name Love.
    More Details Hide Details Joining him was to be drummer Greg Roberson (Reigning Sound, Her Majesty's Buzz, Compulsive Gamblers) to put together a new lineup in Memphis, which was to include Adam Woodard, Alex Greene (The Reigning Sound, Big Ass Truck), Jack "Oblivian" Yarber, Alicja Trout, and Johnny Echols from the original Love line-up. Ultimately Arthur's ill health prevented this from happening.
    Due to Arthur Lee's illness (acute myeloid leukemia), the details of which were not known by the band at the time, he could not participate in the final tour in July 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Since no one knew of his illness, Arthur's decision to forgo the final tour was met with angry, confused reactions. The remaining members of the band, along with Echols, continued to perform at the venues of the last tour (July 2005) without Lee, under the name The Love Band.
  • 2004
    Age 58
    Echols occasionally joined Lee and the group on the continuing and final tours of 2004 to 2005.
    More Details Hide Details They played a well received date at the Fillmore in San Francisco with the full string and horn section.
  • 2003
    Age 57
    Lee and the band continued to tour throughout 2003 and 2004, including many concerts in and around hometown Los Angeles, notably a show at the outdoor Sunset Junction festival, the San Diego Street Scene, and a headlining date with The Zombies at the Ebell Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2002
    Age 56
    In 2002, Lee began touring in earnest under the name "Love with Arthur Lee".
    More Details Hide Details This new phase of his career met with great success, and he performed to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim throughout Europe, North America and Australia. This incarnation of Love was composed of the members of the band Baby Lemonade, who had first performed with Lee in May 1993 at Raji's. The band began performing the Forever Changes album in its entirety, often with a string and horn section. A live CD and DVD of this material was released in 2003. Johnny Echols joined the new group for a special Forever Changes 35th Anniversary Tour performance at Royce Hall, UCLA, in the spring of 2003.
  • 2001
    Age 55
    On December 12, 2001, Lee was released from prison, having served 5½ years of his original sentence.
    More Details Hide Details A federal appeals court in California reversed the charge of negligent discharge of a firearm, as it found that the prosecutor at Lee's trial was guilty of misconduct. After Lee was freed, he put together a new incarnation of Love and planned a Forever Changes 35th Anniversary Tour, to kick off at the Royal Festival Hall in London. The Make-Up released a song calling for Arthur Lee's release, called "Free Arthur Lee".
  • 1996
    Age 50
    In late 1996, Lee was sentenced to 12 years for the negligent discharge of a firearm.
    More Details Hide Details California's three strikes law meant Lee was forced to serve a prison term, having previously been convicted on "a couple of assault and drug charges" in the 1980s. In prison Lee refused visitors and interviews. Former bandmates Bryan MacLean and Ken Forssi both died while Lee was incarcerated, ending any speculation as to a full-fledged Love reunion. One bright spot for Lee was the inclusion of two Love tracks, "My Little Red Book" (from Love) and "Always See Your Face" (from Four Sail), on the soundtrack of John Cusack's adaptation of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity. Lee's songs have been heard in other films as well, notably "7 & 7 Is" in both 1990's Point Break and 1996's Bottle Rocket.
  • FORTIES
  • 1993
    Age 47
    In 1993 he played shows in New York and England.
    More Details Hide Details The following year he released a 45rpm single, "Girl on Fire" backed with "Midnight Sun", on Distortions Records. He began to tour regularly with a backup band comprising former members of Das Damen, and LA group Baby Lemonade. In 1995, Rhino Records released the compilation Love Story, a two-disc set with extensive liner notes which chronicled the period 1966–1972, and reignited interest in the band. In fact, the original Love planned to reform and tour in promotion of the compilation, but Arthur's legal troubles prevented this.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 35
    Alice Cooper did record a cover version of Lee's "7 and 7 Is" on a 1981 album, Special Forces.
    More Details Hide Details The title track, "Five String Serenade", was later recorded by Mazzy Star and Jack White of The White Stripes. The album also featured a new artist he discovered from San Francisco, Keith Farrish aka Demian X Diamond. He performed live around this time in Paris, London and Liverpool.
    A new Lee solo album, called just Arthur Lee, appeared on Rhino Records in 1981, featuring covers of The Bobbettes' "Mr Lee" and Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross" and musicians Sterling on guitar, George Suranovich on drums and Kim Kesterson on bass as well as some of the members from "Reel to Real".
    More Details Hide Details Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, there were various attempts to reunite the original Love lineup. At the suggestion of guitarist John Sterling who first joined Arthur for Reel To Real, one such show from the Whisky in October 1978 was recorded by Sterling on cassette. It featuring Lee and Bryan MacLean with Sterling on guitar, George Suranovich on drums and Kim Kesterson on bass, and was released on Rhino as a live album picture disc entitled Love Live (1980) on Rhino Records. In 1982, MCA released Studio/Live, which was a collection of tracks from the early 1970s incarnation of Love coordinated by rock lawyer/journalist Stann Findelle, including never before heard tracks recorded from Bill Graham's Fillmore East. Apart from the Studio/Live package on MCA, the 1980s were a mostly fallow period for Lee. According to him: "I was gone for a decade. I went back to my old neighborhood to take care of my father, who was dying of cancer. I was tired of signing autographs. I was tired of being BS'd out of my money I just got tired."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 28
    Lee contributed the title track to the 1974 blaxploitation film Thomasine & Bushrod.
    More Details Hide Details Lee's next move was to credit the backing group for Black Beauty with the addition of guitarist John Sterling as a new Love for Reel to Real (1974). Once again, the album went nearly unnoticed.
  • 1973
    Age 27
    Lee recorded a second solo album in 1973 entitled Black Beauty for Buffalo Records, but the label folded before the album was released.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1972
    Age 26
    In July 1972, Lee released his first solo album, Vindicator, on A&M Records, featuring a new group of musicians also playing as the band Love.
    More Details Hide Details At one point in time they would use the name Bandaid, a name originally suggested by Jimi Hendrix for a briefly considered lineup of himself, Lee, and Steve Winwood. This album failed to chart.
  • 1971
    Age 25
    In 1971, Lee was signed to Columbia Records and spent the better part of the summer recording; all of the songs were deemed unworthy of issue (the entire Columbia project, along with a handful of demos, was released for the first time in 2009 on Sundazed Records as "Love Lost").
    More Details Hide Details
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 19
    Lee said when he first heard The Byrds he felt vindicated since he'd already been writing music that had a similar folk rock sound. In 1965 the Grass Roots, his folk rock unit, changed their name to Love because there was already a signed act called The Grass Roots.
    More Details Hide Details Several other names were considered including Bryan MacLean's choice of Summer's Children as well as others, such as the Asylum Choir, Dr Strangelove, Poetic Justice and the Love. The name Love was chosen after a club audience voted it the best choice. According to Barney Hoskyns' 2001 book Arthur Lee: Alone Again Or, Manson Family member and sometime Grass Roots guitarist Bobby Beausoleil claimed that Arthur had named the band Love in honor of one of Beausoleil's nicknames, Cupid. Lee's early appearances were at clubs in Hollywood, including the Brave New World, Hullabaloo, Bido Lito's and the Sea Witch. At Bido Lito's, a tiny hole-in-the-wall club located on a cul-de-sac known as Cosmo's Alley, Lee first showed he had superstar potential. The Bido Lito's audience was sometimes dotted with celebrities, including actor Sal Mineo, and rock stars Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, who would go on to collaborate with Lee on future recording projects. Lee then got the opportunity to play the larger Whisky a Go-Go on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, after which Love received a recording contract by Elektra Records.
  • 1963
    Age 17
    His first known recording is from 1963.
    More Details Hide Details The Ninth Wave was released by his first band, the instrumental outfit called The LAGs, a Booker T & The MG's type of unit which included Johnny Echols (future co-founder, guitarist and vocalist of Love), Lee (organ), Allan Talbert (saxophone) and Roland Davis (drums). As a songwriter, Lee composed the surf songs "White Caps" and "Ski Surfin' Sanctuary". "My Diary" is the first Lee composition that came near to being a hit. It was written when Arthur was a teenager, about his teenage sweetheart Anita Billings. Later it was the R&B singer Rosa Lee Brooks who performed and recorded it. This recording included Jimi Hendrix on electric guitar. Lee had seen Hendrix backing up Little Richard. Lee wrote "I've Been Tryin'" for Little Ray. "Luci Baines", a song about President Lyndon Johnson's daughter, was performed and recorded with Lee's new band, The American Four. He composed "Everybody Jerk" and "Slow Jerk" for Ronnie and the Pomona Casuals, a band that put out an LP on the Donna label featuring some vocals by Lee. These early recordings are very rare but have been collected on a 1997 bootleg CD. The American Four however have since been reissued as a 45 and are also available now on iTunes.
  • 1960
    Age 14
    Lee was formally adopted by Clinton Lee on June 6, 1960, legally acquiring his surname, after filing for an adoption notice in 1958.
    More Details Hide Details His mother was able to resume her teaching career, enabling the family to buy a new home in the West Adams area of South Central Los Angeles. Attending the same schools as Lee, the neighbourhood was also home to Johnny Echols, who would later be the lead guitarist for Love. Lee attended Sixth Avenue Elementary School and excelled in athletics but was behind academically. Being known as "the toughest kid in the neighborhood", Lee was pressured into succeeding in school by his great aunt, a former school principal, but showed interest in sports, music, reading and animals. Lee later attended Mount Vernon Junior High, where his interest in music would soon outweigh his focus on sports. Lee’s first musical instrument was the accordion, which he took lessons from a teacher. He adapted to reading music and developed a good ear and natural musical intelligence. While he was never formally taught about musical theory and composition, he was able to mimic musicians from records and compose his own songs. Eventually, he persuaded his parents to buy him an organ and harmonica. Graduating from Susan Miller Dorsey High School, Lee’s musical ambitions found opportunities between his local community and classmates. As opposed to attending a college under a sports scholarship, he strived for a musical career. His plan of forming a band was under the influence of Johnny Echols, after seeing him perform "Johnny B. Goode" with a five-piece band at a school assembly.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Age 7
    In 1953, their divorce was granted and his mother married Clinton Lee, a successful construction worker, on April 23, 1955.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1952
    Age 6
    Lee and his mother resided in Los Angeles permanently in 1952.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1945
    Born
    Lee was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 7, 1945 in John Gaston Hospital, to Agnes (née Porter), a school teacher and Chester Taylor, a local jazz musician and cornet player.
    More Details Hide Details As an only child, Lee was known by the nickname "Po", short for Porter, and was looked after by additional family members so his mother could proceed her teaching career. With his father being his first connection with a musician, Lee was fascinated by music at young age. He would sing and hum along to blues musicians such as Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters on the radio. At the age of four, Lee made his debut on the stage at a Baptist church, reciting a small poem about a red telephone. In the early 1950s, his parents separated as his father "refused or neglected to provide for her", the divorce petition states. Lee only remembered seeing his father three times during his entire life. Subsequently, Lee and his mother packed their things and took a train to California, while his father was at work.
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)