|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Folk Funk Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||psychedelic psychedelic rock 60s classic rock rock|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
For many, the doyens of Los Angeles progressive rock in the 60s, brilliantly erratic and producers of one of the most beautiful albums ever made: Forever Changes. Love were formed in 1965 out of the ashes of the Grass Roots, and comprised former Byrds road manager Bryan MacLean (25 September 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 25 December 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar/vocals), Arthur Lee (b. Arthur Porter Taylor, 7 March 1945, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 3 August 2006, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; guitar/vocals), John Echols (b. Memphis, Tennessee, USA; lead guitar). Don Conka (drums) and John Fleckenstein were soon replaced by Alban Snoopy Pfisterer (b. Switzerland) and ex-Surfaris Ken Forssi (b. Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 5 January 1998, USA). They become the first rock band to be signed by the expanding Elektra Records, just beating the Doors by a whisker. Their debut single was a punkish cover version of Burt Bacharach and Hal...