Forever Changes: Arthur Lee and the Book of Love by John Einarson, available from Jawbone Press, chronicles the turbulent life of Love frontman Arthur Lee. From his early childhood in Memphis, to South Los Angeles and the Sunset Strip of the 60’s where he and his band recorded the seminal album Forever Changes in 1967.
Lee never found the sort of stardom he seemed poised achieved. He refused to tour, struggled with drugs, and had several brushes with the law that resulted in jail time. Later in his life he was able to mount a comeback, due in part to the rediscovery of Forever Changes, before ultimately passing away from leukemia in 2006.
The previously unreleased Love record from 1973, Black Beauty, will be available June 7th via the new boutique label High Moon Records.