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John Sebastian (born March 17, 1944) is an American songwriter and harmonica player. He is best known as a founder of The Lovin' Spoonful, a band named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His tie-dyed denim jacket is prominently displayed there. March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Harmonica A harmonica is a free reed musical wind instrument (also known, among other things, as a mouth organ, French harp, tin sandwich, blues harp, simply harp, or Mississippi saxophone), having multiple, variably-tuned brass or bronze reeds, each secured at one end over... Lovin Spoonful album cover The Lovin Spoonful was an American pop-rock band of the 1960s, named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the foreground The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum and institution in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated, as the name suggests, to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential...


John B Sebastian Jr. was born in Greenwich Village in New York City. His father, also named John Sebastian, was a noted classical harmonica player and his mother was a radio script writer. He grew up surrounded by music and musicians, including Burl Ives and Woody Guthrie and hearing such players as Leadbelly and Mississippi John Hurt in his own neighborhood. The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (pronounced Grennich Village; also called simply the Village) is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... Nickname The Big Apple, The Capital of the World [1], Gotham Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 1,214. ... Burl Ives, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1955 Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was a successful folk music singer, author and actor. ... Woody Guthrie with Guitar Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912–October 3, 1967), known as Woody Guthrie was an influential and prolific American folk musician noted for his identification with the common man, the poor and the downtrodden, and for his abhorrence of fascism and exploitation. ... Leadbelly, circa 1942; shown with an accordion, though he typically played twelve string guitar Leadbelly (born Huddie William Ledbetter; January 21, 1885 – December 6, 1949) was an American folk and blues musician, notable for his clear and forceful singing, his virtuosity on the twelve string guitar, and the rich songbook... Mississippi John Smith Hurt (March 8, 1892 , Teoc, Carroll County, Mississippi - November 2, 1966, Grenada, Mississippi) was an influential blues singer and guitarist. ...

Lovin' Spoonful album cover
Lovin' Spoonful album cover

He came up through the Even Dozen Jug Band and the Mugwumps, which split to form the Lovin' Spoonful and the Mamas and Papas. Sebastian was joined by Zal Yanovsky and popular drummer-vocalist Joseph Campbell Butler in the Spoonful, which was named after a Mississippi John Hurt song. Lovin Spoonful album cover, uploaded by Gerald Zuckier. ... Lovin Spoonful album cover, uploaded by Gerald Zuckier. ... The Mamas & the Papas were a leading vocal group of the 1960s, and one of the few American groups to maintain widespread success during the British Invasion, along with The Beach Boys. ... Zalman Yanovsky (December 19, 1944 - December 13, 2002) was a founder with John Sebastian of The Lovin Spoonful rock band in 1964. ... Joseph Campbell Butler was a founding member of the Loving Spoonful. ...


The Lovin' Spoonful became part of the American response to the British Invasion and was noted for such folk-flavored hits as "Jug Band Music," "Do You Believe in Magic," "Summer in the City," "Daydream," "Nashville Cats," "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind," "Six O'Clock," and "Younger Girl." The appearance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964, marked the dramatic start of the British Invasion. ...


Sebastian embarked on a moderately successful solo career after leaving the Lovin' Spoonful in 1968. Sebastian was popular among the rock festival circuits with. He had a memorable, albeit unscheduled appearance at Woodstock, appearing after Country Joe McDonald' set. Sebastian also returned for Woodstock '94, playing harmonica for Crosby, Stills and Nash. Sebastian released his eponymous LP "John B. Sebastian" in 1970. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Woodstock may refer to: Woodstock Music and Art Festival, a 1969 U.S. rock festival which inspired a 1970 Warner Bros. ... Country Joe McDonald Country Joe McDonald (born January 1, 1942 in Washington, D.C.) was the leader and lead singer of the 1960s rock & roll group Country Joe and the Fish. His best-known song is his I Feel Like Im Fixin to Die Rag, a black comedy novelty... Woodstock 94 was a rock concert which was mounted in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock concert of 1969. ... Crosby, Stills, & Nash (sometimes known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands the Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


In the 1970s, Sebastian had a hit with the theme song to the Welcome Back, Kotter television show, which found new life decades later when a sample from it became the hook for rapper Mase's 2004 hit "Welcome Back". Recently, he has played with John Sebastian and the J-Band, a jug band including Fritz Richmond from the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Yank Rachell, an original jug-band leader, and Geoff Muldaur. The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Welcome Back, Kotter is an American television sitcom that originally aired on the ABC network from 1975 to 2009. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... A jug band is a band employing a jug player and a mix of traditonal and home-made instruments. ... Fritz Richmond (1939-2005) was an American musician and recording engineer. ... Yank Rachell (born James Rachell near Brownsville, Tennessee, March 16, 1910; d. ...


Several modern musicians cite him as a large influence, including renowned blues harmonica player, Mike Tetrault The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Harmonica A harmonica is a free reed musical wind instrument (also known, among other things, as a mouth organ, French harp, tin sandwich, blues harp, simply harp, or Mississippi saxophone), having multiple, variably-tuned brass or bronze reeds, each secured at one end over... Michael Edward Tetrault, Born March 6, 1956 on the east side of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a legendary local blues harmonica player. ...


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John Sebastian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (382 words)
John Sebastian (born March 17, 1944) is an American songwriter and harmonica player.
Sebastian was joined by Zal Yanovsky and popular drummer-vocalist Joseph Campbell Butler in the Spoonful, which was named after a Mississippi John Hurt song.
Sebastian was popular among the rock festival circuits with.
John Sebastian Little - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (332 words)
John Sebastian Little (14 March 1851 - 29 October 1916) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas.
John Sebastian Little was born in Jenny Lind in Sebastian County, Arkansas.
He was succeeded by the president of the Arkansas state senate, John Isaac Moore.
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