"Forever Changes" by the group Love is one of the most incredible, yet underrated albums of the 1960's. It's not as well known as something from Cream or Zep, but if you frequent this site, you are the type of person who would love and appreciate this classic recording. If you don't already own it, you should definitely seek it out. With that said, there is disturbing news to report on Love's lead singer Arthur Lee. He has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and has already been through some chemotherapy treatments, but unfortunately he has no health insurance to counter his medical expenses. It would be great if some affluent rock stars, producers, or even major labels would step up to the plate and help out a fellow human being. It's great to be involved in political or environmental causes, but this is a more direct way to help a brother in need.

Meanwhile for the rest of us, benefit concerts are being organized for L.A. and New York. To make a donation to the Arthur Lee Tribute Fund and for more information go to www.thelovesociety.com. Also check out our Tribute to Arthur Lee slideshow below.

In other news, Axl Rose's band Guns 'N Roses will play four nights this month (May 12, 14, 15, and 17) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. They are warm-up dates for their worldwide tour. We will be there and have a review next month. The big question is: Who will be in the G 'N R line up?

There's a really good 4-hour unauthorized documentary out called "Bob Dylan: Rolling Thunder & The Gospel Years: 1975-1981." Interviews with Jerry Wexler, Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Scarlet Riviera, Rob Stoner and many others who were involved with Dylan during The Rolling Thunder Review and his Christian music era are the highlights. Not a lot of Bob here, but a lot of folks talking about him. If you are a Dylan fan, you'll find it entertaining and informative. Did you know that "You Gotta Serve Somebody" won a Grammy despite all the heat Bob took from the press, the industry, and some fans as well? It's on DVD and a must for Dylan fans.

Derek Trucks, who plays on Eric Clapton's forthcoming album, has joined his touring band. Word is they will perform Derek and The Dominos material including "Layla" with Trucks playing the Dwayne Allman parts. Steve Jordan and Billy Preston are also in the band

RIP: Gene Pitney and June Pointer.

1969 - Tricia Nixon, daughter of President Richard Nixon, invited The Turtles to perform at the White House.

1970 - The Guess Who officially paved the way for other Canadian artists when American Woman hit number 1 in the U.S.

1977 -
Led Zeppelin broke their own concert attendance record at a show in Michigan when more than 76,000 fans turned out for their gig.

1979 - Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played together for the first time since the breakup of The Beatles at the wedding reception of Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd. Joining them for a jam session were Clapton, Mick Jagger and Ginger Baker.


CD Review:
I'm Not Dead Pink
DVD Review:
Quadrophenia and Tommy Live The Who
Concert Review:
Kid Rock Live at the Allstate Arena,
Rosemont, Illinois
Feature article:
The MySpace Discovery Zone featuring
The Dykeenies, Mastermind,and Rosaline

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