Thursday, July 01, 2010
Go Retro's Retro Hottie of the Month: John Sebastian!
Posted By Pam On Thursday, July 01, 2010
Happy July and good glorious sideburns! I'm thinking lately that it might be a good idea to bring back my Retro Hottie of the Month feature. What's the occasion? Well, John Sebastian is, that's what...or who. A funny thing happened when I started looking up a collection of pictures of John playing the autoharp a few weeks ago: I developed a searing crush on him. How did I miss this beauty for so long? I know all of The Lovin' Spoonful's hits, of course, but I never really have seen much footage of their live performances because they always seem left out of Ed Sullivan specials.
John Sebastian is one of America's greatest songwriters...and from all accounts that I've read, a real gentleman and a nice guy...but he's also pretty darn sweet to look at as well, in my opinion. How pathetic am I? Well, I almost told his nephew - who commented on a YouTube video featuring his famous uncle playing at Woodstock - that his Uncle Johnny was hhhhooooootttt, but wisely stopped myself. I just want to step back in time and into the photo above, put my lips up those famous granny glasses and steam them up while asking if he's got a lovin' spoonful saved just for me. Yeah. I'll stop now before I make everyone sick!
Here's a collection of photos of John through the years. I guarantee you won't see this many photos of him in one place anywhere else!
This one below is probably my favorite - I just *love* that smile...and if you click on it, you'll get a much larger view!
All together now - "awwwwwww!"
A few with the Spoonful...now how many guys do you know who wear a vest or who can rock a polka dotted shirt?
With his trademark autoharp...
"I'm just sitting back, sitting here lovin' you..."
This one makes me weak in the knees. A rare shot sans trademark specs...so very handsome either way.
Whoo hoo...loving those legs!
Even though he's probably someone's grandpa today, he's still awfully cute:
And here's the thing about Sebastian that really makes him such a doll to me (and I realize I've already mentioned this) - in any interview I've seen of him, he really comes across as a delightfully nice guy. People who knew him back in the day have nothing but kind things to say about him. You didn't have to be so nice, Mr. Sebastian - but we're awfully glad you are.