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Arthur Lee: 'I've been black all the time,' admits controversial star

Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 17 May 1975

He also admits to a severe case of baldness. Otherwise it's still ARTHUR LEE, back in Britain with a new Love ...

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Arthur Lee in LA (1993)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 24 June 1993

The sometime Love leader talks about growing up in Memphis and South-Central L.A. and recalls his dreams of being a musician. He also describes a gay near-miss with Jimi Hendrix, rants about hip-hop, and spouts a lot of New Age gibberish.

File format: mp3 File size: 91mb Interview length: 1h 34 minutes 45 seconds Sound quality: **

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Arthur Lee: On Life and Love

Interview by Danny Holloway, New Musical Express, 5 August 1972

IT WAS easy to see that the sands of time had shaken this poor boy pretty hard. Twenty-seven-year-old Arthur Lee strolled into A&M's Hollywood offices ...

Arthur Lee: Vindicator (A&M AMLS 64356)

Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 9 September 1972

There's a lot of mileage in Arthur yet ...

Arthur Lee: Vindicator

Review by Wayne Robins, Creem, November 1972

LIKE VAN MORRISON, Arthur Lee has been gifted with enormous catalytic power in his writing, the often innocent enunciation of a phrase capable of transforming ...

Arthur Lee: Forever Changes

Interview by John Tobler, Melody Maker, 29 December 1973

REMEMBER Arthur Lee and Love? Love was the first rock band to sign with Elektra Records, which they did in late 1965. In approximately their ...

Love: Signed Arthur Lee

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, ZigZag, July 1974

ARTHUR'S NOTHING like you'd expect him to be. No trace of the leather jacketed refugee from Blackboard Jungle high school punkery who lurks under that peculiar edifice ...

Love Leftovers: 64 Questions With Arthur Lee

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, December 1974

Who was your first manager then, Herb Cohen? ...

Love, Arthur Lee Style: More Changes

Interview by Steven Rosen, Rolling Stone, 13 February 1975

LOS ANGELES – Not since the 1972 release of Vindicator has Arthur Lee been widely heard on record, that first polo project seemingly marking the ...

Arthur Lee: Yes Folks, Yet Another Arthur Lee Article

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, March 1975

Oh God, please, no!! I thought old Tobler had just about run out of material on Arthur Lee, but it seems he must have a ...

On The Horizon: Love Springs Eternal For Arthur Lee

Profile and Interview by Dan Nooger, Circus, March 1975

ARTHUR LEE sits by the picture window of his mid-Manhattan hotel room, staring at the hotel across the bustling street below. "I just couldn't see," ...

Love With Arthur Lee: Reel To Real (RSO SO4804)

Review by Idris Walters, Let It Rock, April 1975

LOVE'S LAST British tour left a confusion of critical comment in its wake. It seemed to me he was better than ever. But then there ...

Love: A Good Day at Black Rock

Essay by Idris Walters, Let It Rock, August 1975

Starring: Arthur Lee; Script by: Idris Walters ...

Love's Arthur Lee (1980) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages transcripts, 1980

This is a transcript of John's interview with Arthur Lee. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Love: Through The Ages (Of Prophets, Seers and Sages)

Retrospective and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, April 1981


Arthur Lee: The Daily Planet Revisited

Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 8 August 1981


Arthur Lee: Right Church, Wrong Pew

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, July 1992

"I FEEL REAL PHONEY when my name is Bell." This may not mean very much to the younger generation, but for those who struggled through ...

Arthur Lee & Love: Club Lingerie, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 25 November 1994

Hendrix Birthday Love-In Skips a Beat at Club Lingerie ...

Arthur Lee: We Have Ways Of Making You Talk

Interview by Rob Hughes, Uncut, August 2001

ONCE DESCRIBED by fellow band-member Brian MacLean as 'the baddest guy on the West Side of LA, the Cassius Clay of the streets' – Arthur ...

Hard Times: Arthur Lee

Report and Interview by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 21 May 2002

Arthur Lee was once bigger than Hendrix or Jim Morrison. Back on the road after six years in jail, Love's frontman talks to Paul Lester. ...

Arthur Lee: Summer of Love

Retrospective and Interview by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 26 May 2002

He discovered the Doors, nurtured Jimi Hendrix and fronted legendary '60s band Love. Now, after six years in prison, Lee is back on the road ...

10 Questions for Arthur Lee

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, June 2002

On your recent US warm-up date you asked, "What did the monkey say after the pitbull bit off his tail?" ...

Arthur Lee: The Singing Cowboy

Retrospective and Interview by Chris Campion, Dazed & Confused, August 2002

ARTHUR LEE IS rock's almost-ran, never-was but could have been. A musical chameleon whose mythical personae have imprinted themselves on music history. He was the ...

Invisible Jukebox: Arthur Lee

Interview by Mike Barnes, The Wire, August 2002

Every month we play a musician a series of records which they're asked to identify and comment on — with no prior knowledge of what ...

Arthur Lee: Winter of Love

Overview by Ted Kessler, New Statesman, 20 January 2003

MANY outrageous claims have been made on Arthur Lee's behalf — but most of them are true. ...

Arthur Lee: Vindicator

Retrospective by Mike Barnes, MOJO, February 2003

"I THINK Jimi Hendrix was the best guitar player all round and one of the best musicians, creators and innovators I ever heard in my ...

Arthur Lee: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Rob Chapman, MOJO, March 2003

AS ICONIC gestures go, Arthur Lee raising a tambourine above his head, arms angled like he's cradling an invisible water pitcher, is up there with ...

Love with Arthur Lee: House of Blues, Los Angeles

Live Review by Kandia Crazy Horse, PopMatters, 19 August 2003

SOMETHING STARDUST and sunshine had characterized those days of flowers and civil unrest in the western canyons of America's other neverland of dreams, Los Angeles. ...

Arthur Lee: Endless Love

Report and Interview by Andria Lisle, MOJO, May 2006

He missed a European tour last summer and it seemed the end had come. Now, Arthur Lee convenes a new band in Memphis. ...

The Everlasting Forever Of Arthur Lee

Retrospective by Tim Page, The Washington Post, 5 August 2006

ARTHUR LEE and his off-again-on-again rock group Love made only one great album – a brooding, opulent and improbable dream called Forever Changes, released in ...

Arthur Lee 1945-2006

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 7 August 2006

Flower-power myth maker who captured the dark side of the summer of love ...

Arthur Lee: Love Story

Report and Interview by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, 17 August 2006

Psychedelic-rock legend ARTHUR LEE began and ended his life in Memphis. In between was quite a journey. ...

Arthur Lee: Love Hurts

Retrospective and Interview by Andria Lisle, MOJO, October 2006

Egomaniac, original, troubled genius: Arthur Lee — who died last month — was all of these and more, his band, the legendary Love, kicked viscerally ...

Alone again, or

Comment by Kandia Crazy Horse, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 19 March 2008

In memoriam: Ike Turner, Buddy Miles, Teo Macero, and Arthur Lee ...

see also Love


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