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Not Quite Folk, Not Quite Rock 'n' Roll: The Lovin' Spoonful and Their Influence.

Rock historian Ed Ward profiles the Lovin' Spoonful, who came out of the Greenwich Village folk music scene, but who owed more to Chuck Berry than to Appalachian ballad-singers.


Other segments from the episode on January 9, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 9, 1990: Interview with Daniel Callahan; Commentary on the Lovin' Spoonful; Interview with Anne Lamott; Review of Thomas Pynchon's novel "Vineland."


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