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“ I will let no one, not Elizabeth, not any usurper, take my country from me. Since I was a babe, I have been a Queen. Since a child, I have been alone on foreign soil. I know how to keep my life, my crown and I will. “

Stuart Little is a 1945 children’s novel by Elwyn Brooks “E. B.” White (1899-1985). It concerns the story of a mouse born to human parents in New York City. The early chapters concerns his everyday life in the City and encounter with a friend who saves his life, Margalo the bird.

When Margalo flies away, Stuart leaves the city in a quest to find her. He acquires a gasoline-powered model car and travels the country. He finds employment as a substitute teacher from time to time. The most notable event includes finding a love interest in his own size, Harriet Ames. They go to a single date before he leaves to continue his quest. The novel has no resolution.

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Arthur Lee: Pioneer Black Artist Of The Rock Era

Love’s first three albums were indeed forever changing. They yielded eloquent folk-rock on the 1966 debut, “Love,” the first rock record released by Elektra Records, and jazz-inflected rock with a flute player added to the lineup on the follow-up, “Da Capo.” That album also included the explosive hard rock of the band’s lone top 40 single, “7 and 7 Is” – a song that ended with the sound of an atom bomb exploding and foreshadowed late-‘70s punk rock by 10 years. In 1967 came “Forever Changes,” a gorgeous, haunting song cycle infused with classical horns and strings.

Thematically, the album gave an emotionally undulating, impressionistic take that captures sweet hopes from the Summer of Love giving way to paranoia and dread. “Forever Changes” ranked 40th on a list that Rolling Stone magazine compiled of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Yet it has remained an overlooked treasure, reaching no higher than No. 154 on the Billboard albums chart after its original release, and selling 103,000 copies since 1991 on CD reissues, according to SoundScan.

Love’s racially integrated lineup – Mr. Lee and guitarist Johnny Echols were black, and guitarist Bryan MacLean, bassist Ken Forssi, and drummers Don Conka, Alban “Snoopy” Pfisterer and Michael Stuart were white – forged a model that the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Sly and the Family Stone, and War would follow to much greater stardom; Echols said that he and Mr. Lee met Hendrix while he was still an R&B sideman to Jimmy James, and that Hendrix took fashion cues from the flamboyantly dressed Mr. Lee. [Read More]