Mick Lee, born in NYC, moved to London (very reluctantly) as a teenager. He started learning to play guitar in his mom’s clothes cupboard, and learned the rudiments of the piano from his dad. Mick began singing and playing in bands at school, and the gods must have approved, because some of the world’s finest musicians appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, took him under their wing, and encouraged him to keep writing and performing his songs.
London was a hotbed of music, where Mick got to play, record and/or tour with with the world’s best — some obscure, some famous, some infamous; like Chris Wood of Traffic, Paul Kossoff of Free, Ric Grech of Blind Faith, Mick Taylor, Taj Mahal, Lemmy, and The Moody Blues, to name just a few of the musicians he’s indebted to. Mick is now semi-retired, living in Asheville — North Carolina, an art, beer and music town if ever there was one!
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Undiscovered Dinosaur: Adventures with Rock Legends of the 60s, 70s and 80s
by Mick Lee
From the late 1960s until the late 1980s, American expatriate Mick Lee was a working musician in the United Kingdom and other European ports. Lee’s career development led to friendships and associations—and sometimes ‘adventures’—with an assortment of musicians and other characters within the music business, including Gladys Knight, Sheryl Crow, Sting, and even a couple of lads from Liverpool.
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