Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ending The Year With Love

If you're not familiar with Arthur Lee, you're in for a treat. During the the 1960s he and his group Love were making the most popular music in Los Angeles. Arthur Lee is credited with having inspired Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison. The 1967 album "Forever Changes" usually shows up on lists of the best 100 albums of all time, and for good reason. As teenagers in the 1960s, we just about wore the album out. Rock and roll with soaring strings and horns, his music doesn't fit into any particular genre. These two videos were made in 2003, three years before Arthur Lee's untimely death from leukemia, and more than 40 years after he set the LA music scene on fire.



4 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Odd. I hadn't heard either of these before. My folks had an impressive record collection....can't believe Lee wasn't included.

steven said...

golden west i have heard of love and arthur lee and perhaps as a young boy in the sixities i heard their music, but i never sought them out. so thankyou for this! i love music and i'm always interested in who the "influences" are and to see that this man and group influenced such stellar musicians is a testament with substance! have a fun lovely new year's eve and a joyous peaceful new year! steven

Hey Harriet said...

Thanks for sharing these. I'd heard the name before but not any of the music. Yes, a nice end to the year. A very happy 2010 to you!

acornmoon said...

Wishing you and yours all the very best for the New Year, what a very beautiful place to walk (below).