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John Sebastian at Woodstock, born 1944 - is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and autoharpist. He is best known as a founder of The Lovin' Spoonful, a band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.


Bob Dylan and John Sebastian(on back of Triumph), and the Paturel children, in the alley behind Cafe Espresso -1964

from Rolling Stone

John Sebastian - Henry Diltz: The Stories Behind Iconic Photos of Dolly, Garth and More

"John Sebastian wrote that fantastic Nashville classic, 'Nashville Cats.' I love that song. I had met John when I photographed Lovin' Spoonful in '67. I spent a whole summer traveling around on the road with the Lovin' Spoonful. Then a few years later, they had broken up and John moved out to L.A. and lived on the Farm. Read more:…


The Lovin' Spoonful "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" 1965. John Sebastian is actually singing...a rare thing in those days.


If you lived in the NYC area summer of 1970, maybe you went to the Festival for Peace concert at Shea Stadium Aug 6th. The line up was amazing for that show, Janis, Paul Simon, CCR, Steppenwolf, Miles Davis, Johnny Winter, Herbie Hancock, Rascals, Dionne Warwick, John Sebastian -- Janis sang What the World Needs Now is Love with Dionne Warwick at that one.