Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

The Lovin' Spoonful: Singles As and Bs

Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, March 2006

DO YOU BELIEVE in the magic of a great pop song? The Lovin' Spoonful did. On 1965's jaunty 'Do You Believe In Magic', their first big hit, John Sebastian wrote about that magic ("how the magic's in the music and the music's in me...") while giving living melodic form to it.

Total word count of piece: 382


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.