Click on the link here for Audio Player: John Sebastian – Cambridge Folk Festival 1981
Introducing yet another feature to start the new year off with. Since the archives is fairly bulging with not-quite-full-length concerts, I thought it might be a good idea to stop having them collect dust and put some of them up during the week as an alternative to the Sessions and single tracks.
Sebastian has a history pretty much synonymous with the growth of Popular Music from the 1960s, well into the 70s. Starting off heavily involved in the Folk scene as a member of the Mugwumps, who later morphed into elements to be known as The Mamas & Papas in the mid-1960’s, to becoming a founding member of Lovin’ Spoonful, enjoying a string of hits from the mid-60s until their breakup around 1969. Followed by Sebastian’s solo work , one of the highlights being writing and performing the theme to the hit TV series Welcome Back, Kotter. Sebastian has enjoyed a long and celebrated career.
Longer than a session and shorter than a full-blown concert, here is John Sebastian performing a string of familiar hits in 1981.
I suspect there will be a few “ah-ha’s” of recognition in the course of the show.
- Didn’t Want to Have to Do It (songbook1.wordpress.com)