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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1964–68)

Though New Yorkers, this group – John Sebastian (vocals, guitar, autoharp), Zal Yanovsky (guitar), Steve Boone (bass) and Joe Butler (drums) – had musical roots in rural blues and jug bands – and showbiz evergreens as shown by their grafting of the tune of 1931’s ‘Got A Date With An Angel’ on to ‘Daydream’, the first of two million-sellers. The second, ‘Summer In The City’, also in 1966 was a swipe at seasonal humidity. Sebastian’s solo career embraced a 1976 US No. 1, ‘Welcome Back’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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