He also wrote and sang the theme song/narration for Nelvana's TV pilot The Get Along Gang; however, none of it was kept when DIC Entertainment took over the project. Sebastian is credited with playing harmonica on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's song "Déjà Vu" from the album of the same name. [37][38][39][40][41][42][43], In the AMC television series Mad Men, which is set in the 1960s, the characters Sally Draper and Glen Bishop are fans of the band. Recording of a live outdoor concert in Woodstock, NY in July 1970. [26], The current group, still led by Butler and Boone, continues to perform with Phil Smith (guitar & vocals), Mike Arturi (drums) and Murray Weinstock (piano & vocals). Rolling Stone Magazine entry for The Lovin' Spoonful. KLP-8053; Vinyl LP). 2021 California Autoharp Gathering The Biggest Little Festival in the World She was Just Seventeen A SALUTE TO THE BEATLES Click HERE to register early… CAG SELLS OUT every year! The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. In addition, "Never Goin' Back" only featured Yester and Butler's playing—the other musical parts were played by session musicians, which had not occurred since drummer Gary Chester played on Do You Believe In Magic. Exact same album as Reprise RS 6379, with different cover art. The Lovin' Spoonful discography and songs: Music profile for The Lovin' Spoonful, formed January 1965. [30] Sources that have tried to reconstruct the Woodstock running order differ on the exact time and position of Sebastian's unplanned set, with some stating that he played on Saturday, August 16, immediately after Country Joe McDonald;[31][32] others saying that on that Saturday, Santana followed McDonald and Sebastian appeared after Santana;[33][34][35] and still others, including McDonald, recalling that Sebastian actually played on Friday, August 15, at some point after Richie Havens opened the festival.[36][37][38][39]. [15][16] The incident resulted in a public backlash from the counterculture against the band, with a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Free Press (according to music critic Ralph Gleason) "urging people not to buy Spoonful records and not to attend their concerts and, to the girls, not to ball them. [68] Sebastian has used NRBQ as his own backing band,[20] appeared regularly at their concerts,[69][70] and recorded frequently with the band members,[71] and NRBQ founding member Terry Adams refers to Sebastian as an "honorary member" of the band. [14], In addition to harmonica, Sebastian played guitar and occasionally autoharp. [9][10] The band also gained an added bit of publicity when Butler replaced Jim Rado in the role of Claude for a sold-out four-month run with the Broadway production of the rock musical Hair. [25], Jerry Yester was fired from the group in 2017 after being arrested on 30 counts of child pornography. [4][20][21][84], In 1972, Sebastian married Catherine Barnett, a photographer and artist who has designed numerous album covers. The album was later re-titled If You Could Read My Mind when the song of that name unexpectedly became a major hit.[58]. For his father, the classical harmonica player and composer, see, Sebastian performing in concert in East Lansing, Michigan, August 1970, Original U.S. albums and selected reissues and compilations, Contributions to "various artists" albums. It was Sebastian's highest-charting solo album, reaching No. In order to write a review on digital sheet music you must first have purchased the item. [42] Sebastian has confirmed in later interviews that he was a regular marijuana user at the time and had taken acid at Woodstock because he was not scheduled to perform. After a two-month rehearsal in the Berkshire Mountains, the group started touring, with Joe Butler now the most common lead singer. [17], Sebastian was joined by Zal Yanovsky, Steve Boone, and Joe Butler in the Spoonful, which was named after "The Coffee Blues," a Mississippi John Hurt song. John Benson Sebastian (born March 17, 1944) is an American singer/songwriter, guitarist, harmonicist, and autoharpist. On his next album, Tarzana Kid (1974), Sebastian returned to using a rotating group of well-known recording artists and session musicians, including Lowell George (who also co-wrote, with Sebastian, the album track "Face of Appalachia"), Phil Everly, Emmylou Harris, the Pointer Sisters, David Grisman, Russell DaShiell, Ry Cooder and Buddy Emmons.

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