The Lovin' Spoonful, Spencer Theater
In early 1965, a couple of New York rockers joined forces with a couple of New York folkies to counter the "British invasion" that was dominating the American music scene.
The result was the Lovin' Spoofnfuls, a chart-topping quartet that combined the best of folk music and rock n' roll with a touch of country to make tunefully sweet songs with staying power.In a short five-year span of time, they gave us such hits as "Do You Believe in Magic," "Daydream," "You Didn't Have to be So Nice," "Darlin' Be Home Soon," "Never Goin' Back," "She's Still A Mystery to Me," "Nashville Cats" and that great anthem for a hot July evening, Summer in the City.
Additionally, when still pretty much youngsters in their careers, they wrote and performed two soundtrack albums for two directors, Woody Allen "Whats Up Tigerlily" and Francis Ford Coppola "You're a Big Boy Now," and later wrote the theme song for the hit TV series "Welcome Back Kotter."
In their prime, the Lovin' Spoonfuls toured almost constantly and were one of the first rock bands to perform on college campuses as frequently as they did in Arena Stage appearances.
Since reuniting in 1991, the band (now a quintet) has toured hundreds of cities and countries worldwide and continuously reach new audiences with their stellar string of classics, all easily dubbed "Good Time Music."
This chart-topping group, which was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, features three of the original band members-Steve Boone, Joe Butler and Jerry Yester- together with Mike Arturi and Phil Smith. They close out the Spencer Theater's summer season with an evening of good time music on Saturday, September 1 at 8 p.m.
Excellent seats are available for $59 & $56. Call the Spencer Box Office at 575.336.4800 or go online to www.spencertheater.com for tickets. A pre-show Shrimp & Beef Kebabs buffet is at 6 p.m. Buffet tickets $20.