Didn't Want To Have To Do It (Lovin' Spoonful)

26 APRIL 1966


This was the year of the Lovin' Spoonful and their second album 'Daydream' was on the charts during April. 'Didn't Want To Have To Do It' was one of those dreamy John Sebastian songs that recall the era so well. It was released as the B-side of the flopped single 'Jugband Music' as well as their earlier #2 hit 'Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?'.

The Spoonful's John Sebastian and guitarist Zal Yanovsky had previously been in a band called the Mugwamps, along with Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty, who by this time were one half of The Mamas and The Papas and were about to emerge as one the outstanding breakthrough acts of 1966.

Cass had actually recorded an excellent version of 'Didn't Want To Have To Do It' as a guest of the Spoonful in 1965.

'Didn't Want To Have To Do It' (Lovin' Spoonful)

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