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Johnny Echols

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Danny Brown and Johnny Echols on Love's Forever Changes

Broken Record with Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam and Justin Richmond

Today we’re closing out Black Music Month by celebrating one of Rick Rubin’s favorite albums of all time—Forever Changes by the band Love. Formed in 1965, Love was a groundbreaking, interracial L.A. group. While their name isn’t usually mentioned alongside historic psychedelic bands like The Byrds or The Grateful Dead, Love’s influence is vast. Their charismatic, fashion-forward black frontman, Arthur Lee, inspired Jimi Hendrix’s look, and in the mid-60s Love was one of the hottest bands in Hollywood. In 1967 Love recorded their third album, Forever Changes. It was the last album for the original core group with guitarist Johnny Echols and co-writer Brian McClean. The album ushered in an entirely new sound for the band, combining Baroque sounding strings with horns and folky instrumentation with poetic lyrics. On today’s episode we’ll hear some of Rick Rubin’s conversation with Detroit rapper Danny Brown, who like Rick, places Love’s album Forever Changes at the very top of his greatest albums of all time list. Then, we’ll hear Rick in conversation with Love’s lead guitarist Johnny Echols about the intense turmoil surrounding the recording of Forever Changes. Echols—who grew up straddling both Black LA and the psychedelic strip—explains how Love was responsible for getting The Doors their record deal, only to be quickly overshadowed by The Doors mainstream success. Echols also recalls first meeting the Beatles when they were an opening act for Little Richard. Check out our playlist for this episode here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 16mins

28 Jun 2022

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Collapse Out Episode 3 - Johnny Echols of Love

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For episode 3 of Collapse Out, we were thrilled to speak with Johnny Echols of the legendary band Love, who ruled the sunset strip in the mid-60s.  Johnny generously shared his time and some amazing stories about Little Richard, The Beatles, Billy Preston, the Doors, and life in Laurel Canyon.   Coicidentally (?) we are releasing this episode on March 7th, Arthur Lee's birthday. Check out Love Revisited's upcoming tour dates at https://www.facebook.com/LOVErevisitedband Playlists related to this and other episodes of the show can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/leo.coronado5

2hr 3mins

7 Mar 2022

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Johnny Echols - From The L.A.G.'s to Love. New Music, Books and New Tour underway.

Fly On The Wall

Echols contributed as lead guitarist and writer to Love's first three albums: Love, on which he is credited as co-writer of three songs; Da Capo, credited as co-writer of the side-long improvised track "Revelation;" and Forever Changes, often cited as one of the greatest rock albums of its time. Forever Changes comprised songs written by Lee and by fellow band member Bryan MacLean. The record company, Elektra Records, would only release a single rather than double album, and songs written by Echols for a possible companion album, tentatively titled Gethsemane, were never recorded by the band.

1hr 1min

3 Nov 2021

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Johnny Echols & Chris Hillman - Laurel Canyon

The Screen Chatter Audio Podcast

#JohnnyEchols from the 60's group #LOVE and #ChrisHillman from the iconic group #TheByrds chat about the music movement in the 1960's and 1970's. The two men are part of the new #docuseries #LaurelCanyon premiering on #EPIX TV.

10mins

24 May 2020

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JOHNNY ECHOLS (Love) (2017) - ROCK HISTORY 101: FROM THE VAULTS #2

BLUSH MEDIA NETWORK Podcasts

Author/filmmaker STEVEN BLUSH speaks deep L.A. rock history with JOHNNY ECHOLS (of Love) from 2017 on Episode #2 of "ROCK HISTORY 101: From the Vaults." BLUSH MEDIA NETWORK   PLEASE FOLLOW   blushmedianetwork@gmail.com

27mins

4 May 2020

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The Late Night Alternative with Iain Lee: Bonus Podcast - Johnny Echols

The Late Night Alternative with Iain Lee

Iain Lee's live on talkRADIO between 10pm-1am Monday to Fridays but, if for some inexplicable reason you miss the show, you can get the best bits every day right here.Or, to be absolutely certain you don't miss out, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

18mins

26 Jun 2019

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EP. 04: Miss Pamela's Pajama Party with Johnny Echols of Love

Pantheon - Home of Music Podcasts

This week Miss Pamela is visited by Johnny Echols of Love. Love is of the first racially diverse American bands, their music drew on a diverse range of sources including folk rock, hard rock, blues, jazz, flamenco and orchestral pop.Despite her infamy as “the World’s Most Famous Groupie” or “Queen of the Groupies,” Pamela Des Barres has many other facets, fascinations and unique talents. Known mostly for her heady dalliances and friendships with classic rock’s elite dandies in the 60s and 70s, she presciently kept copious diaries about those madcap revolutionary days and nights. Pamela has written four books, I’m With the Band, Take Another Little Piece of My Heart, (autobiographies) Rock Bottom: Dark Moments in Music Babylon, and most recently, Let’s Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies.She has been teaching ongoing women’s writing workshops in Los Angeles and all over the country for twelve years, inspiring like-minded dolls to share their desire, stories and ideas in a totally safe environment. She calls these writing parties “Groupie Therapy.” And as an ordained minister, Pamela performs unique one-of-a-kind rock & roll weddings!For more on Miss Pamela including her writings, appearances and more visit:  https://pameladesbarres.net Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 12mins

23 May 2019

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Pamela Des Barres' Pajama Party with Johnny Echols of Love

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This week Miss Pamela is visited by Johnny Echols of Love. Love is of the first racially diverse American bands, their music drew on a diverse range of sources including folk rock, hard rock, blues, jazz, flamenco and orchestral pop.Despite her infamy as “the World’s Most Famous Groupie” or “Queen of the Groupies,” Pamela Des Barres has many other facets, fascinations and unique talents. Known mostly for her heady dalliances and friendships with classic rock’s elite dandies in the 60s and 70s, she presciently kept copious diaries about those madcap revolutionary days and nights. Pamela has written four books, I’m With the Band, Take Another Little Piece of My Heart, (autobiographies) Rock Bottom: Dark Moments in Music Babylon, and most recently, Let’s Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies.She has been teaching ongoing women’s writing workshops in Los Angeles and all over the country for twelve years, inspiring like-minded dolls to share their desire, stories and ideas in a totally safe environment. She calls these writing parties “Groupie Therapy.” And as an ordained minister, Pamela performs unique one-of-a-kind rock & roll weddings!For more on Miss Pamela including her writings, appearances and more visit: https://pameladesbarres.net Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 12mins

23 May 2019

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Johnny Echols – Love

The Strange Brew - artist stories behind the greatest music ever recorded

Johnny Echols, Love’s original lead guitar player and founding member, shares his memories of Love, Arthur Lee, Bryan The post Johnny Echols – Love appeared first on The Strange Brew  .

1hr 18mins

28 Dec 2018