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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, co-writer Summer in the City, high seas adventurer, performer with The Lovin' Spoonful. recording studio operator, author, songwriter ... more.
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St. Joseph Elementary School
St. Joseph's Academy
ECW Press | A Canadian Indie Book Publisher | Publishing Curiously Compelling Books Since 1974
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. 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.
What's Happening in September? ~ O'Connor Piano, MIDI Keyboard and Organ Studio
• 1943 ~ Steve Boone, Bass, singer with The Lovin' Spoonful
Orion Christy, Steve Boone of Lovin' Spoonful, Jim & Kathie Barry (Photo by Danielle Anderson)
Steve Boone of Lovin' Spoonful and a fan Steve Boone of Lovin' Spoonful and fans Steve Boone & Orjanette Bryant
Seeking a new direction, John and Zal eventually left the band, recruited drummer/vocalist Joe Butler and bassist Steve Boone, and formed the Lovin' Spoonful.
Working with Steve Boone, John fashioned the poem into a winning musical composition that included the novelty of urban sound effects.
The Lovin' Spoonful Steve Boone As a teenager in Long Island, Steve Boone learned guitar from his brother Skip while recovering from a car accident. He joined Skip's hot local band with future Lovin' Spoonful drummer Joe Butler. After high school graduation and a summer motorbiking around Europe, Steve met John Sebastian and Zal Yanovsky in Greenwich Village in late 1964. By the next summer, The Lovin' Spoonful were on the road with Steve on bass and Joe on drums and vocals. The group racked up an astonishing SEVEN Top-lO singles with Steve co-writing two of the band's best loved hits - "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" and the number one smash hit "Summer In The City." In 1970 Steve bought a 56 foot sailboat and spent the next three years writing songs while cruising the Caribbean. In 1973 he leased a 24 track studio in Baltimore and recorded the Little Feat classic, "Feats Don't Fail Me Now." Then he bought the studio and relocated it on to a 135 foot houseboat in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, calling it Blue Seas Studio. Steve moved to Florida in 1987. He is an award-winning BMI songwriter and writes and records in his home MIDI studio in between touring, and recording new material with the Spoonful. In 1993 he produced the "Irish Times" band's album, "Live At McGuire's Hill 16. In addition he was a river tour guide for the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and volunteered as a US Swimming official at events held at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale" In 2005 Steve and Lena visited a friend in Southport, North Carolina and fell in love with an 11 acre farm property in Brunswick County and decided to buy the land and eventually move back to Steve's birth state. Steve is still pursuing his interest in community activism by chairing the environmental committee for the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and Lena has competed in several bodybuilding contests including winning the title of Miss Wilmington in May of 2008.