Lovin Spoonful [Import]
In the mid-60s, The Lovin' Spoonful were never far from the top of the charts, even in the face of an overwhelming assault on the radio airwaves by the Beatles and the other artists of the British Invasion. In their relatively short career, during which time founding group member John Sebastian distinguished himself as one of the finest songwriters of the day, these members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame made an enduring contribution to the soundtrack of a memorable era. The Music of John Sebastian & The Lovin' Spoonful features classic, full-length TV performances of their chart-topping hits performed by group members Steve Boone, Joe Butler, Zal Yanovsky and John Sebastian. Our host on this nostalgic journey is John Sebastian himself, who not only provides fascinating insights into the creation of the band and their music but also into some of the milestone moments of the group's career. The "good time music" of Lovin' Spoonful and John Sebastian made a lasting mark on pop music history. Their irresistibly tuneful and upbeat songs, reflecting traditional folk, blues and country influences, were the proverbial "joyful noise" at a transitional time in America, a time that would have seemed significantly less hopeful and bright without them.