Tag Archive | August 3rd

Happy Birthday, Martin Atkins!

Martin Atkins

Martin Atkins of Pigface, Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke, among many others, was born on this day, August 3rd, in 1959. I’ve interviewed Martin a few times in my career and he is such a character; so very candid and full of great road stories! Here’s a link to the first interview we did together from way back in 1998! Happy Birthday, Martin!

"And The Streets Are Paved With Gold…": RIP Arthur Lee

Arthur Lee Young
“Served my time, served it well…”

Yesterday (August 3rd, 2006) I heard of the sad passing of Love frontman Arthur Lee, one of the greatest rock visionaries of the ’60s or any other time. In college, I was greatly blessed to discover Love’s third release, Forever Changes, and I can honestly say the music on this phenomenal album brought about a monumental shift in perception for me. I’m listening to the CD right now as a matter of fact, and the timelessness of songs like “The Red Telephone” and “Alone Again Or” (covered by everyone from UFO to The Damned) still blows my mind.

Love Forever Changes
A Must Own Album

Thanks for the music Arthur. Say Hi to Syd for me.

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