Contact: Neil Williams
More info: http://www.myspace.com/arthurleedublin
LEE BENEFIT TO BE HELD ON THE 8TH OF JUNE AT THE HUB, TEMPLE BA
concert for Arthur Lee, of LA psychedelic band Love, is to be
held in Dublin on the 8th of June 2006 at Temple Bar's Hub venue.
Local bands including Jape, David Kitt (DJ set), the Dudley Corporation,
& the Mighty Stef will provide sets which will be a mix of
their own music and Love cover versions.
frontman, Arthur Lee, has recently been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic
leukaemia. Lee has undergone three weeks of chemotherapy but continued
treatment and a possible bone marrow transplant are looming. Costs
are expected to exceed $100,000.
As Lee is
uninsured, benefit concerts are being organised in Los Angeles,
New York and now Dublin. Neil Williams, one of the Dublin organisers
says of the Dublin benefit that it is "a chance to celebrate
the music of Arthur Lee with some of Dublin's best musicians and
bands, whilst raising much needed funds".
The line up
for the Dublin benefit night is as follows:
- The Dudley Corporation
- The Mighty Stef
- Patrick Freyne and His Bad Intentions
- House of Mexico
Plus DJ sets
late into the night from David Kitt and The Things / Psychotic
Entry will be € 8 and doors will open at 8.30pm sharp.
Contact: Scott Burnett: 816 200 3417
More info: http://www.therecordbar.com
LEE BENEFIT CONCERT: KANSAS CITY @ THE RECORD BAR / AUGUST TBA
benefit concert for Arthur Lee will be held in the heart of Kansas
City's Westport at The
Record Bar. A tentative date is set for late August, with
a variety of local and regional groups to share the bill. Headliner
TBA. All proceeds benefit The Arthur Lee Tribute Fund. Local radio
promotion by 89.3 FM Robert Moore's Sonic Spectrum. Interested
artists, please contact
Arthur Lee Battling Leukemia
~Jonathan Cohen, NY / April 07, 2006, 10:30 AM ET
Arthur Lee is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according
to a post from Los Angeles-based club booker Liz Garo on noted
site. Lee has undergone three weeks of chemotherapy but continued
treatment and a possible bone marrow transplant are looming.
As Lee is
uninsured, friends are organizing a Los Angeles benefit concert
for late May or early June. Garo says such venues as the Avalon,
Disney Hall, the Greek Theatre and the El Rey Theatre are in consideration
and that Calexico, Cake and X have been contacted to participate.
"We are looking for artists to perform a few of Arthur's
songs that capture the spirit and magic of Arthur Lee and Love,"
by the 1967 masterpiece "Forever Changes," Love crafted
some of the most celebrated rock'n'roll of the psychedelic rock
era. But its legacy languished in the ensuing years due to Lee's
unpredictable behavior and prison stint on a weapons violation.
released from jail in late 2001, Lee assembled a new version of
Love that enjoyed success touring in Europe and North America,
often playing "Forever Changes" in its entirety.