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Country Joe McDonald - 100% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1942, El Monte, California, USA. Named Joe in honour of Joseph Stalin by his politically active parents, McDonald became immersed in Berkeley’s folk and protest movement during the early 60s. In 1964, he made a low-key album with fellow performer Blair Hardman, and later founded the radical pamphlet, Rag Baby. An early copy included a four-track record that fe Read more

The Lovin' Spoonful - 54% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Easy Listening Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Few US pop acts have gathered as much universal affection over the years as the brilliant and underrated Lovin’ Spoonful. Their back catalogue of hits is constantly repackaged and reissued as their stature increases. The band was formed in 1965 by John Sebastian (17 March 1944, Greenwich Vilage, New York City, New York, USA; vocals, guitar, harmonica, autoharp) and Zalm Read more

Arlo Guthrie - 44% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1947, Coney Island, New York, USA. The eldest son of folksinger Woody Guthrie, Arlo was raised in the genre’s thriving environment. His lengthy ballad, ‘Alice’s Restaurant Massacre’, was the outcome of being arrested for being a litter lout in 1965. It was a part humorous song, part narrative, and achieved popularity following the artist’s ap Read more

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Roger McGuinn - 41% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Joseph McGuinn, 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA. After a period playing at various folk clubs in Chicago, lead guitarist Jim McGuinn briefly joined the Limeliters before accepting a job as an accompanist in the Chad Mitchell Trio in 1960. He played on two of their albums, Mighty Day On Campus and Live At The Bitter End, but after a couple of years became frustrat Read more

Tom Rush - 35% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 February, 1941, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. Tom Rush began performing in 1961 while a student at Harvard University. Although he appeared at clubs in New York and Philadelphia, he became a pivotal figure of the Boston/New England circuit and such haunts as the Cafe Yana and the Club 47. The self-released Live At The Unicorn, culled from two sets recorded at another of Read more

Country Joe & The Fish - 33% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Berkeley, California, USA, in 1965, this imaginative quintet began life as the Instant Action Jug Band. Former folk singer Country Joe McDonald (1 January 1942, El Monte, California, USA) established the band with guitarist Barry Melton (b. 1947, Brooklyn, New York, USA), the only musicians to remain in the line-up throughout its turbulent history. Part of a politi Read more

Tim Hardin - 31% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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J. Timothy Hardin, 23 December 1941, Eugene, Oregon, USA, d. 29 December 1980, Hollywood, California, USA. After spending an itinerant childhood moving around the country with his musician parents, Hardin enlisted in the US Marines and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Following his discharge he arrived in New York in 1962 with a full-blown heroin habit as a lasting legacy o Read more

The Youngbloods - 29% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Harry Chapin - 28% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 December 1942, New York City, New York, USA, d. 16 July 1981, New York, USA. The son of a big band drummer, Chapin played in the Brooklyn Heights Boys’ Choir and during his teens formed a group with his brothers, Tom and Stephen. Immensely talented as a writer and film maker, he directed the Oscar-nominated Legendary Champions in 1968, after which he returned to music Read more

Richie Havens - 28% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Pierce Havens, 21 January 1941, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Havens’ professional singing career began at the age of 14 as a member of the McCrea Gospel Singers. By 1962 he was a popular figure on the Greenwich Village folk circuit with regular appearances at the Cafe Wha?, Gerdes, and The Fat Black Pussycat. Havens quickly develop Read more

Stephen Stills - 27% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA. This often dubbed ‘musical genius’ is better known for his work with the pivotal 60s band Buffalo Springfield, and for many years his association with David Crosby, Graham Nash and Neil Young. After the Buffalo Springfield’s break-up, Stills, at a loose end, joined with Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield for the million-selling 1 Read more

Dan Fogelberg - 25% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Daniel Grayling Fogelberg, 13 August 1951, Peoria, Illinois, USA, d. 16 December 2007, Dear Isle, Maine, USA. Having learned piano from the age of 14, Fogelberg moved to guitar and songwriting. Leaving the University of Illinois in 1971, he relocated to California and started playing on the folk circuit, at one point touring with Van Morrison. A move to Nashville brought him Read more

Seals & Crofts - 25% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A duo comprising Jim Seals (17 October 1941, Sidney, Texas, USA) and Dash Crofts (b. 14 August 1940, Cisco, Texas, USA), Seals And Crofts were one of the most popular soft rock pop acts of the 70s. The pair first worked together in 1958 as guitarist (Seals) and drummer (Crofts) for Texan singer Dean Beard, with whom they recorded a number of singles that did not chart. When Read more

Melanie - 24% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Crosby & Nash - 23% match to John Sebastian

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1972 by David Crosby (14 August 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Graham Nash (b. 2 February 1942, Blackpool, Lancashire, England), this highly successful duo was an offshoot of the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young. Initially, they specialized in intimate all-acoustic shows characterized by stoned anecdotes and inspired vocals. Fresh from the concer Read more


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