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In 1991, the artist continued his unconventional path by writing a new arrangement to John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance" as a comment on the impending Gulf War. The resultant recording, credited to the Peace Choir, featured several contemporaries, including Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon. The latter also appeared on Mama Said, wherein Kravitz's flirtation with 60s and early 70s rock was even more apparent. The set spawned the US Top 5/UK Top 20 hit "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over", a kiss-off to his soon to be ex-wife, actress Lisa Bonet. The prolific Kravitz then wrote an entire album for French chanteuse Vanessa Paradis, and collaborated with artists as diverse as Curtis Mayfield, Aerosmith and Mick Jagger. The hard rocking title track of the follow-up Are You Gonna Go My Way? was another worldwide success, breaking into the UK Top 5. Circus featured a stripped-down version of his trademark sound, displaying his talent as a writer of more contemporary sounding material rather than the 60s pastiches of his earlier albums. The belated follow-up, 5, saw Kravitz embracing digital recording and attempting a more relaxed fusion of soul and hip-hop styles. The singer topped the UK charts in February 1999 with "Fly Away", thanks to extensive media exposure as the soundtrack to a Peugeot car advertisement. In 2003, Kravitz teamed up with Warner Brothers Records to launch his own Roxie Records imprint.
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Jul 14 Fri 8:00 PM Lenny Kravitz Harveys Outdoor Arena - Lake Tahoe
Stateline, NV
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Kravitz loves his heroes so much, he mimics them to perfection, expertly recreating late '60s Acid Rock and mid-'70s soul and Funk. His songs can be tight Funk workouts or free-form, hard-edged psychedelia.

There may have been other "retro" rock acts before him, but Lenny Kravitz was one of the first to not be pigeonholed to a single style as he's touched upon such genres as soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, and ballads over the years. Born in New York on May 26, 1964 (his mother was actress Roxie Roker, best-known for her role as Helen Willis on the popular TV series The Jeffersons, and his father was a TV producer), Kravitz was raised in Los Angeles, where he found himself around countless musical giants as a youngster due to his parents friendships with the likes of Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Short, and Miles Davis, among others. Kravitz was a member of the California Boys Choir until his teenage years, when he decided to pursue rock & roll while in high school and under the heavily influence of funk rocker Prince. Kravitz's admiration of the Purple One was so great that he at first patterned his style and approach directly after Prince and became known as "Romeo Blue" (complete with blue contact lenses), but failed to land a recording contract.

b. 26 May 1964, New York City, New York, USA. Kravitz's family ties - his Jewish father was a top television producer; his Bahamian mother Roxie Roker an actress - suggested a future in show business. As a teenager he attended the Beverly Hills High School where his contemporaries included Slash, later of Guns N'Roses, and Maria McKee of Lone Justice. Kravitz's interest in music flourished in the mid-80s and he signed a recording contract with I.R.S. Records under the moniker Romeo Blue. The deal eventually fell through, but in 1987 the singer (now using his real name) completed the first of several demos which concluded with an early version of Let Love Rule. These recordings engendered a contract with Virgin Records America, but the company was initially wary of Kravitz's insistence that the finished product should only feature "real" instruments - guitar, bass, keyboards and drums - rather than digital and computerized passages. Although denigrated in some quarters as merely retrogressive, notably in its indebtedness to Jimi Hendrix, Let Love Rule proved highly popular. Kravitz then gained greater success when Madonna recorded "Justify My Love", a new, rap-influenced composition quite unlike his previous work.