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"The Lovin' Spoonful" ,inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the Year 2000.
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2019
"The Lovin' Spoonful" first hit it big in the summer of 1965 with "Do You Believe in Magic ?" which went to No. 9 on The Billboard Charts. Then their next three singles, "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" made it to No. 10 , "Daydream" and "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind ?" both made it to No. 2 on Billboards' Hot 100 charts. "Summer in the City" from 1966 was their biggest,hitting No. 1 and receiving a Gold record. Later that year, their singles "Rain on the Roof" went to No.10 and "Nashville Cats" made it to No. 8. That's seven consecutive Top Ten hits in a row in one year,not bad.
John Lennon was a fan of the song "Daydream" and the record was found on his personal jukebox. Paul McCartney said the song "Good Day Sunshine" for "Revolver" from 1966 was a nod to the song. The group was going to be the stars of the television series "The Monkees" but it didn't work out. The members of The Monkees, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork were fans of The Lovin' Spoonful and were influenced by their style.
There have been several greatest hits compilations of the group over the years. With over 20 tracks and at this price,this a really good one. One of the pioneers of Folk-Rock, the group's leader John Sebastian, along with guitarist Zal Yanvosky, drummer Jan Carl and bassist Steve Boone were inducted into The Rock&Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2000.