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Arthur Porter Taylor, 7 March 1945, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 3 August 2006, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The son of white trumpeter Chester Taylor (he took his stepfather Clinton Lees surname in 1952), Lees musical career began in Los Angeles with Arthur Lee And The LAGs. This instrumental group - Lee (organ), Johnny Echols (guitar), Alan Talbot (saxophone), Roland Davis (drums) - was inspired by Booker T. And The MGs as demonstrated by their lone single, The Ninth Wave (1963). Lee also pursued a career as a songwriter, composing two surfing songs, White Caps and Ski Surfin Sanctuary, and My Diary, a local R&B hit for singer Rosa Lee Brooks which featured Jimi Hendrix on guitar. Lee then began an association with producer Bob Keenes group of labels, writing Ive Been Trying for protégé Little Ray and performing Luci Baines with a new group,...