The Lovin’ Spoonful, Do You Believe in Magic

An album that oozes a dreamlike childhood fantasy for me. It made me believe in Magic with a capital M. John Sebastian stayed with me through my teens as he penned the theme song to “Welcome Back, Kotter,” a TV show that introduced a generation to John Travolta. The Lovin’ Spoonful also summons me back to an early summer weekend escape with my HH buddy Bobby Impalli in Bradley Beach. It became the soundtrack to our summer during the same time that a band on the rise called Bon Jovi was about to make a splash with their impending “Slippery When Wet” release while staying in the apartment above us. 

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