Still lovin’ you: Charting the Lovin’ Spoonful’s hit singles and essential songs The Lovin’ Spoonful featuring singer-songwriter John Sebastian dexterously synthesized pop, rock, folk, country, blues, and jug band music during the swingin’ sixties on Kama Sutra Records. Stick around as discographical data, photos, and videos chart their essential recordings. Circa September 1967 in Long Island, New York, mustachioed drummer Joe Butler, replacement lead guitarist Jerry Yester, Sebastian, and bassist Steve Boone sport mod style threads. Peering out of the vintage barn doors in the background, founding lead guitarist Zal Yanovsky was busted on a marijuana possession and named his supplier because he feared he would be forcibly sent back to his native Canada and refused re-entry to the USA. Also dismayed at Sebastian’s burgeoning introspective lyrics and the band’s more mainstream pop rock direction, Yanovsky resigned from the band amid counterculture pressure. Photography by Henry Diltz / Corbis via Getty Images
The Lovin’ Spoonful, led by singer-songwriter John Sebastian, dexterously synthesized pop, rock, folk, country, blues, and jug band music into a unique hybrid purely their own during the swingin’ sixties. Their singles mostly encapsulated sunny, good time odes filled with catchy melodies.