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John B. Sebastian
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John B. Sebastian solo performance at Woodstock
Performed on Day 2
Started at 3.30 pm, Saturday, 16th
Played for 25 min.
Further Information
Festival Day Chronology
Prev. artist Santana at 2.00 pm
Next artist Keef Hartley Band at 4:45 pm

After John B. Sebastian's band The Lovin' Spoonful disbanded, he continued on solo ways. Luckily for the people he also played at Woodstock a five song set. Originally he wasn't scheduled[1] but he was probably the best "filler" that Woodstock had. During his act Sebastian was under the influence of marijuana, hence his spontaneity and casual, unplanned set. "By the time I got to Woodstock I remained a pot smoker, but there was a natural high there," says Sebastian.

He appeared on stage on Saturday, the 2nd day of Woodstock, at about 3:30 pm.



Musicians[]

  • John Sebastian - guitar, vocals

Setlist[]

  1. How Have You Been
  2. Rainbows All Over Your Blues
  3. I Had A Dream
  4. Darlin' Be Home Soon
  5. Younger Generation

Details[]

Mellow set of five songs, interpreted heartily and playful with a right sense of humour.

Before the encore "Younger Generation", John Sebastian made this funny comment: "Just love everybody all around ya and clean up a little garbage on your way out and everything gonna be alright."

Miscellaneous[]

Gentle, caring John Sebastian suggested to the crowd that if anybody was concerned about the brown acid, perhaps they should take only half a hit. Not sure if this is accurate as Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy) makes the suggestion of taking half during his "Bum Trips" announcement.

Availability[]

The three disc box set Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings from John Sebastian includes the whole Woodstock performance in superior quality.

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