Bleecker Street

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Released/distributed in conjunction with Sundazed. "At an age when many young kids would be more concerned with how to score the phone number of that cute girl in geometry class, Mark Sebastian wrote a song that shot straight to #1 on the national pop charts. Mark's big brother, John Sebastian, was the frontman for the Lovin' Spoonful, already permanent residents of the U.S. Top Ten with a series of 1965-66 smashes that included 'Do You Believe In Magic,' 'You Didn't Have To Be So Nice' and 'Daydream.' After he played his sparkling new song, 'Summer in the City,' for his older brother, Mark's life would never be the same. The tune became the only hit by the Lovin' Spoonful to breathe the rarified air at the top of the U.S. charts in the summer of '66. Bleecker Street, a wonderful compilation of Mark Sebastian's best songs, also serves as a detailed roadmap to a body of work that included musical collaborations with Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks and Earth, Wind & Fire, as well as a performing history that's seen him share stages with the likes of Laura Nyro, the Beach Boys, Eric Burdon and Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger. In a still vibrant musical career that began with the precocious singer/songwriter being championed by legendary Columbia Records talent maestro John Hammond, Sebastian still restlessly roams from coast to coast -- from the gritty streets of New York City to the foam-flecked beaches of Southern California. Mark Sebastian is still writing and recording great songs -- playing a lot of pick-up basketball along the way -- and he's always on the lookout for that one perfect wave."