Psychedelic rocker Arthur Lee dies of leukemia

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Arthur Lee, singer and songwriter for the pioneering 1960s psychedelic band Love, died at a Memphis hospital after a battle with leukemia. He was 61.

Lee formed Love in Los Angeles and the group released their self-titled debut album in 1966 under the newly formed Elektra Records.

The band's most well known album, "Forever Changes," released in 1968, is considered one of the greatest albums of the '60s rock movement.

Lee was diagnosed with leukemia in February and received a rare umbilical cord blood transplant in May at Methodist University Hospital.

Hospital spokeswoman Ruth Ann Hale had not left the hospital since the transplant. He is survived by his wife, Diane.

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