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Lovin' Spoonfuls Inc
418 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston , Massachusetts 02115
United States

Company Description: Lovin' Spoonfuls is a non-profit food rescue organization that services the hungry and underprivileged communities in Boston and the MetroWest areas. By picking up...   more
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Education

  • St. Joseph Elementary School
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WFMU's Special Archives: Live music, interviews, and other special audio archives
wfmu.org, 12 May 2015 [cached]
Guests: Steve Boone of The Lovin' Spoonful & Francis MacDonald.
Reluctant rock star Steve ...
staugustine.com, 24 July 2014 [cached]
Reluctant rock star Steve Boone still rockin on the First Coast
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ALEX.SANCHEZ@STAUGUSTINE.COM Rock and Roll Hall of fame bass player, Steve Boone, founding member of the Lovin Spoonful, sits on his motorcycle in front of his Flagler Beach home on Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2014. Boone captained a drug running sailboat out of the Caribbean but his first job was as a paper boy for the Record and has just put out a new book, "Hotter than a Match Head." ALEX.SANCHEZ@STAUGUSTINE.COM Rock and Roll Hall of fame bass player, Steve Boone, founding member of the Lovin Spoonful, sits on his motorcycle in front of his Flagler Beach home on Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2014. Boone captained a drug running sailboat out of the Caribbean but his first job was as a paper boy for the Record and has just put out a new book, "Hotter than a Match Head."
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ALEX.SANCHEZ@STAUGUSTINE.COM Rock and Roll Hall of fame bass player, Steve Boone, founding member of the Lovin Spoonful at his Flagler Beach home on Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2014. Boone captained a drug running sailboat out of the Caribbean but his first job was as a paper boy for the Record and has just put out a new book, "Hotter than a Match Head." ALEX.SANCHEZ@STAUGUSTINE.COM Rock and Roll Hall of fame bass player, Steve Boone, founding member of the Lovin Spoonful at his Flagler Beach home on Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2014. Boone captained a drug running sailboat out of the Caribbean but his first job was as a paper boy for the Record and has just put out a new book, "Hotter than a Match Head."
Back | Next ALEX.SANCHEZ@STAUGUSTINE.COM Rock and Roll Hall of fame bass player, Steve Boone, founding member of the Lovin Spoonful, sits at his home in Flagler Beach on Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2014. Boone captained a drug running sailboat out of the Caribbean but his first job was as a paper boy for the Record and has just put out a new book, "Hotter than a Match Head." ALEX.SANCHEZ@STAUGUSTINE.COM Rock and Roll Hall of fame bass player, Steve Boone, founding member of the Lovin Spoonful, sits at his home in Flagler Beach on Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2014. Boone captained a drug running sailboat out of the Caribbean but his first job was as a paper boy for the Record and has just put out a new book, "Hotter than a Match Head." By BOB TIS bob.tis@staugustine.com
If there is such a thing as a humble, unassuming rock star, Steve Boone is it.
A founding member of the seminal rock band Lovin' Spoonful, Boone has been there and done a lot of this and that. But the rocker seems happiest at home with his wife, Lena, tinkering with motorcycles and boats, and enjoying Lily the Chihuahua and his ageless cat Katya.
But when you chat with Boone and the conversation drifts to people like Paul McCartney or Brian Wilson, you realize that Boone knows these people, they are his friends and peers. But when you chat with Boone and the conversation drifts to people like Paul McCartney or Brian Wilson, you realize that Boone knows these people, they are his friends and peers.
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Boone was right there was when rock 'n' roll was just getting its wings and learning to fly. Since they formed in Greenwich Village in 1965, the Lovin' Spoonful released an astounding nine Top 20 singles. Songs like "Summer in the City," and "What a Day for a Daydream," are part of the American lexicon and Boone is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
And it all started in St. Augustine.
"St. Augustine was just magical for me," said Boone, who moved here from New York with his parents in 1954 when he was 10.
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"It was right when musical instincts were starting to blossom," Boone remembers. "It was a great job, too. I'd take my bike down to the plant on Riberia Street, and I remember guys on the loading dock all had the inside info. on music. I remember hearing Hound Dog by Elvis Presley for the first time there."
And it was messing around on boats out on the St. Johns River that Boone first heard Buddy Holly sing "Peggy Sue."
"That was it for me," Boone said. "I was hooked."
In his new book, "Hotter Than A Match Head," Boone details his journey from those days when he attended St. Joseph Elementary School to the rock 'n' roll carnival of the 1960s into the '70s when he found himself living the life of a pirate on his sailboat in St. Thomas.
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"If you wanted to sum up my life in a few words, they would be, 'he was in the right place at the right time,'" Boone said.
There were some adventurous, but also troubling years after his band stopped touring. He lived to tell about it all, however, and now he does regular gigs with the Lovin' Spoonful again.
Today, Boone and his wife live very simply in a modest tree-shaded house near Flagler Beach.
"One thing I've never been able to do in my life is manage money," Boone said.
His smile, however, belays his regular guy optimism.
"There is something about never quite being financially set that keeps you motivated to do things," Boone said.
And he clearly enjoys his life, playing music, riding his motorcycle and messing around in boats on the St. Johns River.
While many former rock stars hang out in Los Angeles, Boone only visits occasionally.
"I'm a Florida boy," Boone said. "When my parents moved to St. Augustine, I was delivered to paradise."
Being a flamboyant rock star was never really his thing, anyway, Boone explained.
"I liked the attention from the girls, but there were a lot of demands and there was nothing really intellectual about it," Boone said.
When he plays gigs today sometimes guys who were in Vietnam come up to him after the show and tell him how a tune like, "What a day for a Daydream," got them through their time in a foxhole. Stuff like that still makes the gigs special, he said.
"It may sound crazy, but some of the audiences that we've been playing to the last four years have been more enthusiastic and more fun than ever," Boone said.
He articulates a lot the growing pains and transitions this country went through in the last 50 years by describing his personal journey in his new book, co-written with Tony Moss. It's an insightful read and Boone, a real-life relative of Daniel Boone, above all, is a genuinely nice person.
CityLit Project - Nurturing the Culture of Literature
www.citylitproject.org, 15 Aug 2014 [cached]
Musician and Lovin' Spoonful co-founder Steve Boone speaks with writer Rafael Alvarez about his new memoir, Hotter Than A Match Head: My Life on the Run with The Lovin' Spoonful.
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Part of the story runs through Baltimore during the 1970s, when Steve maintained a floating barge-recording studio moored where the Hard Rock Café stands today. There, Steve recorded the likes of Little Feat, Bonnie Raid, and Robert Palmer.
Steve Boone with Tony ...
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Steve Boone with Tony Moss
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On October 15, 1967, bass player Steve Boone took the Ed Sullivan Show stage for the final time, with his band The Lovin' Spoonful. Since forming in a Greenwich Village hotel in early 1965, Boone and his bandmates had released an astounding nine Top 20 singles, the first seven of which hit the Billboard Top 10, including the iconic Boone co-writes "Summer in the City" and "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice."
Little did Steve Boone know that the path of his life and career would soon take a turn for the bizarre, one that would eventually find him looking at the world through the bars of a jail cell. From captaining a seaworthy enterprise to smuggle marijuana into the U.S. from Colombia, to a period of addiction, to the successful reformation of the band he'd helped made famous, Hotter Than a Match Head tells the story of Boone's personal journey along with that of one of the most important and enduring groups of the 1960s.
Steve Boone is a member and owner of The Lovin' Spoonful and performs regularly at concerts across Canada and the U.S. He lives on the northeast coast of Florida.
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It's a wild ride and Boone's has some serious storytelling talents (and got himself into some hairy situations) . . . Hotter Than a Match Head tells it all in bright, colorful fashion.
Joe Butler & Steve Boone – The Lovin’ Spoonful | Long Island Music Hall of Fame
www.limusichalloffame.org, 4 Mar 2014 [cached]
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Joe Butler & Steve Boone - The Lovin' Spoonful
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After the Lovin' Spoonful stopped touring in 1968, Steve Boone went to work producing an album for Mercury Records by the Oxpetals. Soon after finishing the album Boone bought a 56-foot sailboat he named Cygnus and moved onto it in the Virgin Islands. In 1973 he sold his boat and moved to Baltimore and started Blue Seas Studios. His first project was recording Little Feat's Feats Don't Fail Me Now album, followed by many more well-known artists who recorded there.
In the early 1990s Butler and Boone teamed up with Jerry Yester and Jim Yester to resume the Lovin' Spoonful's concert touring.
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Joe Butler & Steve Boone - The Lovin' Spoonful
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