Summer in the City

“Summer in the City,” written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, and Steve Boone, and recorded by the Lovin’ Spoonful in 1966. Produced by Erik Jacobsen, it was their only hit single to reach #1.

John Sebastian (lead vocal, guitar) Zal Yanovsky (guitar), Steve Boone (bass), Joe Butler (drums).

The video is from the 1928 silent film Speedy starring Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff and baseball star Babe Ruth. (thanks YouTube!).

“And babe, don’t you know it’s a pity
the days can’t be like the nights
In the summer, in the city”


“Summer in the City,” Andrew Berman, Off the Grid


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