The magic’s in the music and the music’s in me

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

March 17

John Sebastian1944: Lovin’ Spoonful’s leader/singer/songwriter John Sebastian is born in New York, N.Y. Accomplished on guitar, autoharp and harmonica, Sebastian plays the latter, though uncredited, on The Doors’ classic Roadhouse Blues.The Lovin’ Spoonful accomplishes what no other group before or since has done: It puts its first seven singles into the Top 10. You know them by heart: Do You Believe In Magic? You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice. Daydream. Younger Girl. Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? Summer In The City. Rain On The Roof. Nashville Cats. Six O’Clock. Darling Be Home Soon. Younger Generation.

Rock-Around-Clock11956: The movie Rock Around the Clock opens.