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Lovin' Spoonful
27 July 2015
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Just saw John Sebastian singer and composer of the Lovin' Spoonful songs. I had no idea he was such an excellent guitar and harmonica player.

Lovin' Spoonful were my first concert. I think I was twelve. My parents let me go 'coz it was in the afternoon.

Even though they're mentioned throughout this Forum, I don't see a thread on them.

For those of you who don't know....

"Daydream" their first #1 song

"Rain on the Roof" and (#1 hit) "Summer in the City"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....iqHnWSUevU

"Darlin' Be Home Soon"

John Sebastian (without the Spoonful) played a few songs at Woodstock

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28 July 2015
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Great to see Darlin' Be Home Soon in your array, @Into the Sky with Diamonds.  I have always loved that little tune.  I guess I'm a sucker for the full orchestration.  A few years ago, I was cruising on Lake Michigan in a sailboat and stopped at South Haven for the night.  There was a free concert that night right next to the municipal marina featuring...The Lovin' Spoonful! Well, alright, I don't think any of the original Spoonfuls were still with the touring band, certainly not Sebastian, but this group (probably born of a litigation settlement) at least did its best to run through all the hits. 

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28 July 2015
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@georgiewood    Glad to find another Spoonful aficionado!

Interestingly, while I was watching John Sebastian, a friend of mine was seeing the Lovin' Spoonful at another venue. Remarkably, when Sebastian left the Spoonful in '68 or so he let the band carry on with the name - even though in many ways HE was the Spoonful. Very generous... These days you have mega-lawsuits over who gets to keep the name.

So the current line up includes the original bass payer (Steve Boone) and drummer (Joe Butler) + Jerry Yersky who replaced Zal Yanovsky on guitar around '67.

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28 July 2015
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Always had a lot of time for JS - great talent.

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