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  • Carl Z.
    Forwarded from Mike Watt: ... please forward! on bass, watt http://hootpage.com
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2006
      Forwarded from Mike Watt:
      "Liz Garo" <liz@...> wrote:
      > Arthur Lee from Love has recently been
      > diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
      > (ALL) and has undergone 3 weeks of aggressive
      > chemotherapy. Doctors are hopeful for a full
      > recovery, but Arthur still faces more chemo,
      > extensive hospital stays, and a possible bone
      > marrow transplant. Arthur Lee has no health
      > insurance to cover his growing (over
      > $100,000+) medical bills.
      > Arthur Lee (Love) is a man larger than life.
      > A flamboyant artist with a trail of myth and
      > mythology that follows him like a purple
      > feathered boa. His band Love was the first
      > rock band signed to Electra, and Arthur is
      > responsible for talking Jac Holtzman into
      > signing the Doors. Before all this, in 1964,
      > Arthur gave his friend, an unknown Jimi
      > Hendrix, his first appearance on record (the
      > Arthur penned My Diary, by Rosa Lee Brooks).
      > Love's third recording, "Forever Changes", is
      > still widely considered to be one of the great
      > rock n roll discs of all time. Love were true
      > artists, but not "careerist". They preferred
      > living together in "the castle" near Griffith
      > Park, to life on the road. Arthur even turned
      > down invitations to perform at the Monterrey
      > Pop Festival and Woodstock.
      > In the 90's Arthur spent eight years behind
      > bars for "allegedly" shooting off a gun in
      > his apartment. When he was released, he
      > wasted no time getting back to the road and
      > his music. During the past four years, Arthur
      > has performed "Forever Changes" to sold out
      > audiences and fantastic reviews throughout
      > Europe and the United States, backed by the
      > local group Baby Lemonade, and a string and
      > horn section. Just when he thought his bad
      > times were finally over, he learned he was
      > sick.
      > To help cover his medical expenses, Spaceland
      > Productions, Bruce Solar from The Agency
      > Group, and Mark Linn from Delmore Recording
      > Society are producing a benefit concert /
      > tribute for Arthur. We would like to extend a
      > warm invitation to those bands and performers
      > who want to be part of this benefit to honor
      > one of the greatest singer / songwriters of
      > our time.
      > The concert will be held in late May / early
      > June; we are looking at venues of all sizes:
      > The Avalon, El Rey, Disney Hall, or Greek
      > Theatre with the line up determining the
      > location. Artists we are currently speaking
      > with include X, Calexico, and Cake. Baby
      > Lemonade is available to back up any singer
      > and there will be a string section as well.
      > We are looking for artists to perform a few
      > of Arthur's songs that capture the spirit and
      > magic of Arthur Lee & Love. All proceeds will
      > go to Arthur's medical expenses.
      > For further information please contact:
      > Mitchell Frank or Liz Garo: 323 662 7728
      > Bruce Solar: 310 385 2800
      > Mark Linn: 615 480 6923
      > Thank you.

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      on bass, watt

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