The Early Greenwich Village Bands of 1964-1965
In the early 1960s there were four main groups that were heavily inter-related. They were the Journeymen, The Big Three, the Halifax Three and the Mugwumps.
|Journeymen||Big Three||Halifax Three||Mugwumps|
There was much movement between the various bands. People came and went and Michelle Gilliam, John Philips wife, joined. After a spell working in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico the Mugwumps headed to LA to join the Folk Rock scene and morphed into the Mamas and Papas. Zalman Yanovsky stayed in New York and joined up with John Sebastian to form the Lovin’ Spoonful. The Lovin’ Spoonful took off in New York and played in Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco helping kick the West Coast scene into ignition.
|Artist||Stand out tracks|
|Lovin’ Spoonful||Younger generation
Do you believe in magic
You didn’t have to be so nice
Summer in the city
Did you ever have to make up your mind?
You can’t judge a book by its cover
|Big Three||It makes a long time man feel bad|
|Halifax Three||Bull train
The man who wouldn’t sing along with Mitch
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