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 Spoonfuls unique blend of jug-band, folk, blues and rock n roll synthesized into what was termed as...
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