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Another Shot of '60s Music in Suwanee on Saturday

The Lovin' Spoonful will return to the Town Center Park stage for the Amigos for Christ event.

If you did not get enough of the Lovin' Spoonful at Suwanee Day 2011, they'll be back Saturday (Oct. 6).

The band that rose to fame in the 1960s with several hits will headline the Amigos for Christ Celebrate Service festival. The Spoonful is scheduled to take the Town Center Park stage at 7:30 p.m.

-- Did you attend the Lovin' Spoonful gig in Suwanee in 2011? Are you going this year? Tell us in the comments below.

The band, whose roots are in New York, was inducted into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Their hits include "Summer In The City," "Do You Believe in Magic" and "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice," all of which they performed in Suwanee.

Founding members Joe Butler and Steve Boone are still with the band, as is longtime member Jerry Yester. John Sebastian, original vocalist on many of the hits, left the band in the '60s.

Their Suwanee Day 2011 performance also featured a singalong to the easygoing tune "Daydream," in which the audience is implored to "whistle along" with part of the song. Also, their set featured a medley of '60s folk rock tunes, in homage to their roots.

"People say the music played an important role in their younger lives, like a first date," bass player Steve Boone told Suwane Patch in a 2011 phone interview.

You might also enjoy:

  • Lovin' Spoonful Bringing Hall Of Fame Tunes To Suwanee
  • The Lovin' Spoonful Adds 'Magic' to Suwanee Day

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