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Arthur Taylor Porter Net Worth

Arthur Taylor Porter Net Worth is
$19 Million

Arthur Taylor Porter Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Arthur Lee was born on March 7, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Arthur Taylor Porter. He was married to Diane. He died on August 3, 2006 in Memphis.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthMarch 7, 1945
Place Of BirthMemphis, Tennessee, USA
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Composer
Star SignPisces
#Trademark
1Military boots
2One shoe on and one shoe off
3One shoelace tied while the other is left untied
4Dark Shades and psychedelic "granny glasses"
#Fact
1According to The Memphis Commercial Appeal, he was the very first adult in Tennessee to undergo a bone marrow transplant using stem cells from an umbilical cord.
2He got the inspiration to cover the Hal David/Burt Bacharach song "My Little Red Book" while watching the film "What's New Pussycat ?" The tune was Love's first hit on the charts and also served as the opening track to their debut album.
3In 1973 he recorded a solo album titled Black Beauty for Buffalo Records. The label was owned by Michael Butler who at the time also owned the rights to the musical Hair. The album to date is unreleased and available on as a bootleg.
4Before he hired Bryan MacLean as a guitarist for Love, the position was held by none other than Bobby Beausoleil who was later a driving force in the Charles Manson murders.
5Singer/songwriter Ben Harper claims to have used Love's legendary "Forever Changes" album as one of his main inspirations for the 2003 release "Diamonds On the Inside".
6Mazzy Star covered the song "Five String Serenade" for their platinum album "So Tonight That I Might See", which inevitably made Love's obscure 1992 album (which would later be re-issued and re-titled as "Five String Serenade") Arthur Lee's most profitable venture. "Five String Serenade" was originally released on the French label then known as New Rose.
7One of Arthur's most famous fans is Robert Plant, who has been known in the past to cover many of Love's songs during live performances. Plant has even stated how at one point he was not sure he wanted to meet Lee due to his reputation of being somewhat difficult.
8Before co-founding Love with Johnny Echols, the two were in a soul group called The American Four. Their forty fives are considered very rare.
9Syd Barrett cites Love as being a major influence on Pink Floyd and one of the main reasons the group formed in the first place.
10Attended the famous Dorsey High School in Los Angeles.
11Arthur Lee was instrumental in The Doors having been signed to Elektra records. Elektra founder Jac Holtzman had to be persuaded more than once by Lee after not being impressed by Jim Morrison and company.
12He and the rest of Love lived in a home nicknamed "The Castle" which was then owned by actor John Philip Law.
13In May of 2006 he became the first adult in the state of Tennessee to receive a stem cell transplant. He received it to aid him in his battle with leukemia.
14Started going bald around the age of 23 when he fell asleep in a bathtub with a hair straightening chemical in his hair. He began wearing wigs throughout the 1970s and 1980s into the early 1990s.
15Recorded four solo albums with only two seeing release. The first of is Vindicator from 1972, and the last being the self titled Arthur Lee from 1981. His second solo album was 1973's Black Beauty and was produced by Paul Rothchild for Buffalo Records, while the third was 1977's unreleased More Changes for the E.X. Pression label.
16Gave Jimi Hendrix his first paying gig. Lee produced a song for a woman named Rosa Lee Brooks titled "My Diary" in which Hendrix was hired to play guitar. The two would not cross paths again until a few years later.
17Is credited with having written the first punk rock song titled "7&7 Is" which appears on Love's Da Capo album in 1967. Arthur however is less than thrilled with the term "punk" as many rockers from his era and even into the 1970's tend to feel the same way.
18Was to form a group called Band-Aid in 1971 with Jimi Hendrix, Steve Winwood, and African percussionist Rebop. Alas this never happened due to Hendrix's untimely death.
19After filming for the Gordon Parks Jr. directed Thomasine and Bushrod, Arthur sold his then home to his good friend Max Julien.
20A fact reinforcing the idolization Jimi Hendrix had for Arthur Lee is that when Hendrix was found deceased, in his record collection was a copy of Love's second album Da Capo from 1967.
21Arthur and his band Love were the first rock band ever signed to Elektra records back in 1966.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Demain tout commence2016performer: "Everybody's Gotta Live"
Taking Woodstock2009writer: "Red Telephone"
Blodigt jävla helvete2008writer: "You set the Scene"
Gone Baby Gone2007writer: "No Matter What You Do"
Mulberry St2006writer: "Dream"
Mr. Deeds2002writer: "Friends & Family"
Smallville2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
High Fidelity2000writer: "Always See Your Face", "Your Friend and Mine"
Bottle Rocket1996writer: "7 & 7 Is"
I Shot Andy Warhol1996writer: "Red Telephone"
Point Break1991producer: "7 and 7 Is" / writer: "7 and 7 Is"
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentary writer: "SIGNED D.C."
Thomasine & Bushrod1974performer: "Thomasine and Bushrod" / writer: "Thomasine and Bushrod"
Medium Cool1969writer: "Emotions" - uncredited
The Emperor1967Documentary short writer: "Que Vida! Mono Version", "Revelation" - uncredited

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Story2006/I

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Story2006/IHimself
Rockfeedback TV: ATP Special2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Albums2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
NME Awards 20042004TV MovieHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2003TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651966TV SeriesHimself (as Love)

Known for movies


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