The Lovin' Spoonful
Birth Place: New York, N.Y., United States
Years Active: 1965–1969, 1980, 1991-present
Genres: Pop Rock, Folk Rock
The Lovin' Spoonful is a pop/rock band that began in the 1960s. Their style of music was rooted in the folk music scene of Greenwich Village at the time. John Sebastian spearheaded the band and recruited guitarist Zal Yanovsky from The Mugwumps. The two musicians played coffee houses and local venues as a duo at first until the addition of Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty. Drummer Joe Butler and bassist Steve Boone rounded out the line-up. The band began to lay down tracks in the studio with Elektra Records in early 1965, but eventually signed with Kama Sutra Records later that same year. The band release their debut single, “Do You Believe in Magic” in 1965, which was an instant hit with ...
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