John Sebastian

Genres: Documentaries Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
Descriptive "tags": folk singer-songwriter rock woodstock acoustic classic rock harmonica 70s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

17 March 1944, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA. The son of the famous classical harmonica player John Sebastian. John Jnr. is best known for his seminal jug band/rock fusion with the much-loved Lovin’ Spoonful in the 60s, which established him as one of the finest American songwriters of the era. When the Lovin’ Spoonful finally collapsed in 1968, Sebastian started a solo career that was briefly threatened when he was asked to become the fourth member of Crosby, Stills And Nash, but he declined when it was found that Stephen Stills wanted him to play drums. A year or so later he was in a similar position with the formation of Little Feat.

In 1969 Sebastian’s performance was one of the highlights of the Woodstock Festival, singing his warm and friendly material to a deliriously happy audience. His tie-dye jacket and jeans, warm rapport, and acoustic set (allegedly aided by copious amounts of LSD) elevated him to...

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