Love's first bassist, Johnny Fleckenstein, went on to join the in 1967. In 1995, Rhino Records released the compilation Love Story, a two-disc set with extensive liner notes which chronicled the period 1966—1972, and reignited interest in the band. Since no one knew of his illness, Arthur's decision to forgo the final tour was met with confused reactions. Also joining the band was another Memphis native, lead guitarist , and from Los Angeles Don Conka was added on drums. The remaining members of the band, along with Echols, continued to perform at the venues of the last tour July 2005 without Lee, under the name The Love Band.
. Therefore Doctor Love himself designed this great machine for you. A compilation album titled , featuring sessions for the unreleased 1971 album and other items recorded by the blues rock-oriented incarnation of the band, was released in 2009 by Sundazed Music. Cantrelli and Pfisterer soon left the band, leaving it as a five-piece once again. In this part of the story I am the one who Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you, Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood. Names are not randomly chosen: they all have a meaning. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, there were various attempts to reunite the original Love lineup.
Their first album, , was released in March 1966. MacLean later emerged as a artist. At the end of September 2005, Lee moved to , where he planned to continue to make music using the name Love. These sessions were followed by a final official Love album, 1974 , which was recorded by Lee and session musicians. Maybe January light will consume My heart with its cruel Ray, stealing my key to true calm. Love was finally discontinued in the late 1970s, and various plans to reunite the original Love in the following years did not come to fruition.
The album was released by High Moon Records in 2012. A tribute album was released in July 1994. MacLean had also been playing guitar in bands since about 1963 but picked up music early. While finding only modest success on the music charts, Love would come to be praised by critics as one of the finest and most important American rock groups of all time. Echols and Forssi also experienced the ravages of drug addiction and disappeared from the scene. Stuart-Ware and Johnny Echols performed with Baby Lemonade at Hollywood's Whisky A Go-Go on June 28, 2006 in a benefit concert for Arthur Lee. Their musical reputation largely rests on the next two albums, and.
Two more members were added around this time, Tjay Cantrelli real name John Barbieri on woodwinds and Michael Stuart on drums. The Great Rock Discography 5th ed. It featuring Lee and Bryan MacLean with Sterling on guitar, George Suranovich on drums and Kim Kesterson on bass and was released on Rhino as a live album picture disc entitled Love Live 1980 on Rhino Records. In 2002 Michael Stuart now known as Michael Stuart-Ware , the drummer on the Love albums Da Capo and Forever Changes, wrote the acclaimed book Behind the Scenes on the Pegasus Carousel with the Legendary Rock Group Love. However, Conka appears on four recordings with Love members minus Arthur Lee, which were recorded at Goldstar Studios, Hollywood, California, in 1965. But Lee died of his disease, , on August 3, 2006 in his home town of , at age 61. The last featured a guest appearance by.
This incarnation of Love was composed of the members of the aforementioned band , who had first performed with Lee in May 1993 in at a club called. Arthur Lee released the solo album in 1972. The band was backing up. Ultimately Arthur's ill health prevented this from happening. Due to Arthur Lee's illness , the details of which were not known by the band at the time, he could not participate in the final tour in July 2005. On July 7, 1986 at Summerfest — Return of the 60's at in , one of the highlights of the first day was supposed to be a Love reunion with Lee and Bryan MacLean. The new line-up never garnered the widespread acceptance or acclaim of the original group.
This new phase of his career met with great success, and he performed to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim throughout Europe, North America and Australia. The album sold moderately well and reached No. We all know that a name can tell a lot about a person. Joining him was to be drummer Greg Roberson Reigning Sound, Her Majesty's Buzz, to put together a new lineup in Memphis, which was to include Adam Woodard, Alex Greene , , , , and from the original Love line-up. Another lost Love album titled was recorded by a new line-up in 1973, but Arthur Lee's record label closed shop before it was released.
Echols eventually moved to New York and became a very busy studio musician. One of the first racially diverse American bands, their music drew on a diverse range of sources including , , , , and. In 2013, Love's unreleased 1973 album Black Beauty was released by the new label High Moon Records. He performed live around this time in Paris, London and Liverpool at the behest of the Liverpool band , who backed him up on these dates. However, after viewing a performance by , Lee became determined to form a group that joined the newly minted folk-rock sound of to his primarily style. Lee and the band continued to tour throughout 2003 and 2004, including many concerts in and around hometown Los Angeles, notably a show at the outdoor , the San Diego Street Scene, and a headlining date with at the Ebell Theatre.