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August 5, 2006 |
Arthur Lee, who forged a legacy as one of rock's great visionaries and forbidding eccentrics while reigning briefly with his band Love as princes of the mid-1960s Sunset Strip, died Thursday of leukemia in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital. He was 61. Mark Linn, a longtime friend, said Lee learned in February that he had leukemia and spent most of his remaining months in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy and an experimental umbilical cord blood treatment.
June 2, 2003 |
Live orchestrated rock isn't rare nowadays, but it was back in 1967, when iconic L.A. band Love released "Forever Changes," its eclectic, enduring third album. It sits in the pantheon of influential Southern California collections alongside the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds," but leader Arthur Lee still took 35 years to muster a full performance, complete with an octet of strings and horns flavoring his groundbreaking blend of folk, pop, flamenco, blues and jazz.
May 1, 2002 |
"Nice stripes!" The shout from the packed audience at Spaceland seemed to silence the room for an instant. On the club's small stage, Arthur Lee, who had just removed his jacket to reveal a shirt patterned with thin horizontal stripes, looked quizzically into the crowd as if trying to interpret the comment. Was it a joking allusion to Lee's recent five-year stay in state prison on a firearms charge?
March 28, 1998 |
KENTUCKY: THE STARTERS No. 5: Wayne Turner No. 3: Allen Edwards No. 15: Jeff Sheppard No. 34: Scott Padgett No. 13: Nazr Mohammed * * About Kentucky: The Wildcats have so much talent and depth, a 17-point deficit to Duke wasn't enough to stop them. They can score from inside or outside and are led by Jeff Sheppard, a 6-3 guard averaging 13.3 points. The Wildcats showed they can score in bunches and use a drill to hone their lightning-quick attack.
March 26, 1998 |
Maybe there is nothing more Arthur Lee can say. Maybe no words can mollify what he did in the waning moments of the Midwest Regional final last Sunday. The Stanford point guard played heroically that afternoon, sinking a string of tough shots and making the steal that finally pushed his team into the lead. But as Rhode Island guard Tyson Wheeler missed two free throws with five seconds remaining, Lee raised his hands to his neck and, with an entire arena watching, flashed the "choke" sign.
March 25, 1998 |
Stanford guard Arthur Lee said Tuesday he was sorry for the mocking choke signs he made when Rhode Island guard Tyson Wheeler missed three free throws near the end of Stanford's 79-77 victory in Sunday's Midwest Regional final. "If I was in my right mind, there's no way that would have happened," said Lee, who seemingly willed the Stanford rally by scoring 13 of his 26 points in the final 2:04. "I'm sure everyone in the whole world could see I was intense and just gone. I was in another world.