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John Sebastian

John Sebastian

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Sebastian's Workshop... Combining John, Donovan, Dave, Steve, Graham, Al, Mike and Mama Cass...!

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 7 December 1968

RECIPE FOR nice sounds: take John Sebastian, Dave Crosby, Steve Stills, and Graham Nash. Add the occasional Mama Cass or Al Kooper or Mike Bloomfield, ...


Column by Lita Eliscu, East Village Other, 3 March 1970

MEDIA INTERFERENCE interactions of the past couple of days probably a week, 6 days; around there: The Grateful Dead, Love, The Allman Brothers, Zabriskie Point, ...

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Déjà Vu (Atlantic); John Sebastian: John B. Sebastian (Reprise)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 16 March 1970

Compatible Pair of LPs By Sebastian and CSN&Y ...

The Who, John B. Sebastian, the Blues Image, Leon Russell: Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, 4 July 1970


Various artists: Woodstock (Atlantic: 2663 001)

Review by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 17 July 1970

Update, 2020. Woodstock. The name has many meanings. There's Woodstock the town where Bob Dylan and the Band lived once. But the main resonance is ...

The Isle of Wight Festival: Five Days That Rocked Britain

Report by Mark Plummer, Michael Watts, Chris Welch, Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 5 September 1970

MM's Richard Williams, Chris Welch, Michael Watts and Mark Plummer present a five-page report on an amazing weekend of music and other scenes... ...

John Sebastian, Canned Heat, Eric Burdon & War et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 19 September 1970

JOHN SEBASTIAN brought a little sunshine into a gloomy Hyde Park, London, on Saturday. ...

Canned Heat: The People Leave Hyde Park Slowly

Report by Robert Greenfield, Rolling Stone, 29 October 1970

LONDON — Rain is sloshing down all the streets and windows, and when Bob Hite of Canned Heat wakes up in his hotel room in ...

Mike Curb: Record Boss Keeps Mum

Report and Interview by Mike Gormley, Detroit Free Press, 6 December 1970

The 'Curb 18' Still Unidentified ...

Is this the end of the festival?

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 17 July 1971

LAST WEEK was not a very nice week for rock music. ...

The Who: Surrey University, Guildford

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 16 October 1971

OO'S GOT THE most exciting stage act in the world, then? The 'Oo, that's 'oo. And 'ow do I know? 'Cause I know all about ...

Randy Newman: Good Old Boys (Reprise); John Sebastian: Tarzana Kid (Reprise)

Review by Loraine Alterman, The New York Times, 6 October 1974

The Songwriter Sings ...

John Sebastian: Speak Up Ya Creep!

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 30 November 1974

THERE ARE certainly more than one or two among us who suspect that John B. Sebastian has long since gone right over the top; that ...

John Sebastian

Profile and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, ZigZag, December 1974

THE ACTIVITIES OF John B. Sebastian post-Woodstock haven't so much been a mystery as mystifying. ...

John Sebastian

Book Excerpt by Bruce Pollock, 'In Their Own Words' (Collier Books), 1975

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE to describe the feeling, being away from the Village for the first time, living in San Francisco in the summer of 1965, ...

John Sebastian: Welcome Back Hits

Profile and Interview by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, May 1976

"I DID DOZE OFF for a long while." John Sebastian speaking, summing up his last few years. Up until a few weeks ago, that's ...

John Sebastian: Welcome Back With A Half Hour Hit

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 26 June 1976

"YES...I can understand that people in England might have felt that I'd given up music or something, but the fact is I haven't at all. ...

R.E.M. and Friends: Capitol Theater, Passaic, N.J.

Live Review by Jeff Tamarkin, Billboard, 30 June 1984

IT WAS A folk-rocker's fantasy: R.E.M. was videotaping a concert for MTV broadcast in July, for a new series called Influences. And so the IRS Records ...

John Sebastian's Spoonful of Magic

Interview by Charles Bermant,, 26 March 2010

THE BEST 1960s bands always sounded so original, when in fact they filtered existing musical idioms such as folk and blues to gain a unique ...

John Sebastian & Lightnin' Hopkins: The Odd Couple

Retrospective and Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 25 September 2014

"HOUSTON HAD A special message for me as a young musician, and it came directly through Lightnin' Hopkins," John Sebastian says from his home in ...

see also Lovin' Spoonful, The


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