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This new, revised edition of a unique piece of rock literature opens up the world of California’s late sixties music to every reader – and is essential reading for any fan of Arthur Lee and Love. This new edition offers not only updates on fellow Love members, but also Author Michael Stuart Ware’s own tribute to Arthur Lee, plus further archive photos from the era not included in previous editions.
Michael Stuart Ware was alongside as Lee, at the height of his powers, reached towards unique, unforgettable sounds and created the Love masterpieces cherished by music fans for half a century – but he also saw how drugs and egos can thwart the potential of even the greatest bands.
Pegasus Epitaph sees a talented young drummer swept into the path of Arthur Lee, Love’s charismatic frontman and creative force, possessed of a restless, almost demonic energy.
As a cautionary tale of rock band politics, Pegasus Epitaph is as frank and compelling as only an eyewitness account can be, but the author also vividly portrays life away from the studio in a pivotal era in rock music: hanging out in Laurel Canyon, checking out bands and shooting the breeze in the Summer of Love.
50 years after the release of Forever Changes, this acclaimed memoir is still the only insider’s story of life in Love – one of the seminal West Coast bands of the late sixties.
Publication date: 10 December 2020.
Price: UK £16.99 US $21.99