Legendary Love frontman Arthur Lee lost his battle with Leukemia last night (August 3). He was 61. He was pretty much batshit crazy for most of the ’80s and ’90s but there’s no denying his amazing catalog with perhaps the ultimate ’60s psych-pop group. It seems especially sad as anyone who saw the Forever Changes concerts from 2002 knew the man still had it.
Vintage Love from YouTube:
• "A Message to Pretty" (on American Bandstand!)
I figure there will be plenty of Love mp3s posted on blogs today, so I’m offering a couple worthy tributes/homages from other bands:
I have distinct memories of the Pernice Brothers doing "Alone Again Or" at Bowery Ballroom in 2001. I wonder how many bands performing around the country tonight will be covering Love songs?