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Steve Boone Biography

 

As a teenager in Long Island, Steve Boone learned
guitar from his brother Skip while recovering from
a car accident. He joined Skip's hot local band with
future Lovin' Spoonful drummer Joe Butler. After high
school graduation and a summer motorbiking around Europe,
Steve met John Sebastian and Zal Yanovsky in Greenwich
Village in late 1964.

By the next summer, The Lovin' Spoonful were on the road
with Steve on bass and Joe on drums and vocals. The group
racked up an astonishing SEVEN Top-lO singles with Steve
co-writing two of the band's best loved hits - "You Didn't
Have To Be So Nice" and the number one smash hit "Summer
In The City."

In 1970 Steve bought a 56 foot sailboat and spent the next
three years writing songs while cruising the Caribbean. In
1973 he leased a 24 track studio in Baltimore and
recorded the Little Feat classic, "Feats Don't
Fail Me Now." Then he bought the studio and relocated it
on to a 135 foot houseboat in Baltimore's Inner Harbor,
calling it Blue Seas Studio. The studio became the
recording home of such legends as Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou
Harris, Robert Palmer, Ricky Scaggs and the Seldom Scene.

Steve moved to Florida in 1987. He is an award-winning BMI
songwriter and writes and records in his home MIDI studio
in between touring, and recording new material with the
Spoonful. In 1993 he produced the "Irish Times" band's
album, "Live At McGuire's Hill 16."

In his free time, Steve is a river tour guide and
volunteers as a U.S. Swimming meet official.