The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Comedy Documentaries Easy Listening Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 60s classic rock rock oldies pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

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 Zalman ‘Zally’ Yanovsky (b. 19 December 1944, Toronto, Canada, d. 13 December 2002, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals) following their time together in the Mugwumps (as eulogized in the Mamas And The Papas hit ‘Creeque Alley’). The line-up was completed by Steve Boone (b. 23 September 1943, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA; bass) and Joe Butler (b. 19 January 1943, Long Island, New York, USA; drums/vocals).

The Lovin’ Spoonful’s unique blend of jug-band, folk, blues and rock ‘n’ roll synthesized into what was termed as...

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