The LOVE band featuring Johnny Echols sees Arthur Lee’s longest serving band return to the UK to perform classic songs from LOVE’s first three albums Love, De Capo and Forever Changes as well as some special deep cuts for the last time
From 1993 until Arthur’s death in 2006, the band Baby Lemonade performed with him, being an essential part of the renaissance of Love’s music. This iteration of Love saw many sold-out tours, as well as back to back Glastonbury performances and an appearance on Later With Jools Holland.
Joining Baby Lemonade is Love’s original lead guitarplayer and founding member Johnny Echols, who was part of the classic line-up that recorded the seminal Forever Changes.
Johnny Echols and Arthur Lee were childhood friends whose families both moved from Memphis to Los Angeles. Teenage Johnny & Arthur teamed up to form the groups Arthur Lee & The LAG’s and The American Four before they formed Love in 1965. The classic Love line-up featuring Johnny disbanded in ’68. Johnny reunited with Arthur Lee in 2005 to perform with Love once more.
Baby Lemonade formed in 1992 by Rusty Squeezebox, Mike Randle, David “Daddy-O” Green, later adding Dave Chapple to the mix. In ’93 the band landed the gig of a lifetime opening up for Love. That show was the last for that incarnation of Love as Arthur replaced them with the four Baby Lemonade members. Baby Lemonade released records on Sympathy For The Record Industry, Munster and Big Deal between ’93 and 2001. Read more The LOVE band featuring Johnny Echols Farewell UK Tour Summer 2019