Friday, 30 April 2010

LOVE REVISITED

Fans of the legendary LA band Love will be gobsmacked to learn that the music lives on in Love Revisited.


The band, which may be coming to a town near you this Summer, consists of original Love guitarist Johnny Echols plus Baby Lemonade members Mike Randle, Dave Chapple and David Green, with occasional special guest (Forever Changes/ Da Capo era drummer), Michael Stuart.

In the 1960's Love, fronted by charismatic singer Arthur Lee had a minor hit in 1966 with their cover of Burt Bacharach's 'My Little Red Book'. Their third album 1967's 'Forever Changes' is regarded by artists and critics alike as one of the greatest records ever recorded.


Love never achieved the widespread commercial success of their Elektra Records label-mates The Doors, even though the Doors opened for Love frequently. Part of the reason was that Lee stayed close to the band's home turf refusing to tour internationally or even nationally. Despite that the band had a large cult following in the UK and Europe. 'Forever Changes' cracked the top 30 in Britain but only reached #154 in the US.
As well as playing lead guitar on the first three Love albums, Johnny Echols has worked with Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard and Billy Preston as well as recorded with Miles Davis.
Arthur stumbled across LA band Baby Lemonade in the early 1990's and quickly decided that they would be the new incarnation of Love. After a 5 ½ year prison term imposed under California's three strikes law, Arthur and Baby Lemonade toured the US, the UK and Australia with a vengeance under the name Love With Arthur Lee. One of the highlights was the band's stellar performance at the Glastonbury Festival in England in 2003. The tours featured string and horn sections and re-created 'Forever Changes' in its entirety in the order it was recorded.


Arthur died of Leukemia on August 3, 2006. We hope that Johnny, Mike, Dave and David will continue Arthur's musical message for years to come.

For upcoming gigs plus a wealth of information on Love and Arthur visit http://www.lovearthurlee.com/, http://www.babylemonademusic.com/, myspace.com/johnnyechols