In early 1965, as the "British invasion" dominated the American music scene, two rockers from Long Island, Steve Boone and Joe Butler, teamed up with two folkies from Greenwich Village, John Sebastian and Zal Yanovsky, to form The Lovin' Spoonful, and go on to record and perform some of the songs that would dominate the charts and establish them among the greats of the mid-sixties era.
Combining the best of folk music and rock and roll, with a touch of country thrown in, they gave us such hits as "Do You Believe in Magic," "Daydream," "You Didn't Have to be So Nice," "Nashville Cats," and the anthem for a hot July evening, "Summer in the City," all in the span of 4 years and 5 albums. They toured constantly during this period and were one of the first rock bands to perform on college campuses for teenage concert goers.
March 6, 2000 marked a milestone for the band. They were officially inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.