Love were one of the most extraordinary bands to emerge from Los Angeles during one of the most remarkable periods in music, the dawn of the rock era in the mid ‘60s. They were formed and led by the colourful and charismatic Arthur Lee, who also wrote the majority of their songs, along with a few contributions by the guitarist Bryan MacLean.

Love made only three albums in their original incarnation and were revered by many of their fellow LA musicians, including their label mates The Doors. Love have also influenced many 1960s-inspired Top 40 UK acts, including The Stone Roses, The Bluetones, Shack, The Stands, Primal Scream, and Ricky. Their 1967 album Forever Changes often appears on lists of the best rock albums of all time.

Today, the band’s critical reputation exceeds the limited success they experienced during their time, partially due to the fact that they refused to tour until they were past their peak. Arthur Lee received a Living Legend Award at the 2004 NME Awards after touring the album Forever Changes with a new Love line-up.