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John Sebastian

h, *1944 US, Greenwich Village
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. John Benson Sebastian G. Puglese

John Benson Sebastian (born March 17, 1944) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonicist, and autoharpist. He is best known as a founder of the Lovin' Spoonful, a band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000; for his impromptu appearance at the Woodstock festival in 1969; and for his #1 hit in 1976, "Welcome Back".

        
Instruments
  • Harmonica
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Piano
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • World
  • Folk
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Welcome Back (Theme from Welcome Back, Kotter) on Welcome Back by John Sebastian
Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues on Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues by Steve Forbert
Darlin' Be Home Soon - Live on Cheapo-Cheapo Productions Presents Real Live John Sebastian by John Sebastian
You're a Big Boy Now - 2007 Remaster on John B. Sebastian by John Sebastian
Rainbows All over Your Blues - 2007 Remaster on John B. Sebastian by John Sebastian
Wagoner's Lad on Song Of The Hills: Appalachian Classics by Various Artists
I Had a Dream - 2007 Remaster on John B. Sebastian by John Sebastian
She's a Lady - 2007 Remaster on John B. Sebastian by John Sebastian
Younger Generation - Live on Cheapo-Cheapo Productions Presents Real Live John Sebastian by John Sebastian
How Have You Been - 2007 Remaster on John B. Sebastian by John Sebastian

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Stories We Could Tell : The Very Best Of John SebastianJohn Sebastian2017Compil.
John B. Sebastian + Four Of Us + Tarzana Kid + Welcome Back + BBC In Concert 1970John Sebastian2014Compil.
Jug Band ExtravangazaJug Band Extravaganza, Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, John Sebastian, David Grisman, Maria Muldaur, The Barbecue Orchestra2010Compil.
Welcome BackJohn Sebastian2008Album
Life and Times 1964-1999John Sebastian2007Compil.
SatisfiedJohn Sebastian & David Grisman2007Album
From The Front Row... Live!John Sebastian2003Album
Faithful Virtue: The Reprise RecordingsJohn Sebastian2001Compil.
Nashville CatsJohn Sebastian2001Album
Nashville CatsJohn Sebastian2001Compil.
One Guy, One Guitar...John Sebastian2001Album
The Best Of John SebastianJohn Sebastian1998Compil.
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents John Sebastian In ConcertJohn Sebastian1996Album
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents John SebastianJohn Sebastian1996Compil.
Tar BeachJohn Sebastian1992Album
The Best OfJohn Sebastian1989Compil.
In A Care Bear™ FamilyJohn Sebastian1985Single
Happy Days / Welcome BackPratt & McClain / John Sebastian1976Single
Welcome Back KotterJohn Sebastian1976Single
Young Hearts Run Free / HidewayCandi Staton / John Sebastian1976Single
Hideaway / One Step Forward, Two Steps BackJohn Sebastian1976Single
Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again / Beautiful Music / Mozambique / Welcome Back KotterBarry Manilow, Bob Dylan, John Sebastian1976Single
Daydream / Darling Be Home SoonThe Lovin' Spoonful Featuring John Sebastian1976Single
Welcome BackJohn Sebastian1976Album
Tarzana KidJohn Sebastian1974Album
You're A Big Boy NowJohn Sebastian1974Single
Give Us A BreakJohn Sebastian1972Single
Well, Well, WellJohn Sebastian1971Single
Cheapo-Cheapo Productions Presents Real LiveJohn Sebastian1971Album
The Four Of UsJohn Sebastian1971Album
Pop History Vol 5. Lovin´ Spoonful Solista John SebastianThe Lovin' Spoonful Featuring John Sebastian1971Compil.
Rainbows All Over Your BluesJohn Sebastian1970Single
Younger GenerationThe Lovin' Spoonful Featuring John Sebastian1970Single
Fa-Fana-FaJohn Sebastian1970Single
Magical ConnectionJohn Sebastian1970Single
John B. SebastianJohn Sebastian1970Album
Rainbows All Over Your BluesJohn Sebastian1970Single
LiveJohn Sebastian1970Album
What She Think's About / Red Eye ExpressJohn Sebastian1970Single
She's A LadyJohn Sebastian1968Single
What She Think's AboutJohn Sebastian Com Crosby, Stills & NashSingle
Pop HistoryThe Lovin' Spoonful Featuring John Sebastian / The SpotnicksCompil.
I Don't Want Nobody Else / Sweet MuseJohn SebastianSingle
Pop HistoryThe Lovin' Spoonful Featuring John SebastianCompil.
The Lovin' Spoonful Featuring John SebastianThe Lovin' Spoonful Featuring John SebastianCompil.
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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