John Sebastian

His father was a classical harmonica player, his mother a radio scriptwriter and he is the godson of Vivian Vance, also known as Ethel Mertz from ‘I Love Lucy’.  John Sebastian was originally a member of the Mugwumps, the band that split to become the mamas and the papas and the Lovin’ spoonful. The Spoonful became part of the American response to the British invasion with a ton of hits like ‘Do you believe in magic’, ‘Summer in the city’, ‘Daydream’, ‘Nashville Cats’ and more. John Sebastian left the Lovin’ Spoonful in 1968 to embark on a solo career…which included a memorable appearance at Woodstock in 1969.  Sebastian also played harmonica with the doors on their album, “Morrison Hotel”. He is credited on the song Roadhouse blues under a pseudonym, G. Puglese. He is also credited with playing harmonica on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s “Déjà Vu”.  In 1976,  when TV producer Alan Sachs wanted a Lovin’ Spoonful-like theme song for a new sitcom called “Kotter”,  he called upon John Sebastian. Sebastian’s song was so well received that the name of the show was changed to ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’.  The song eventually sold over one million copies.


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Pam Courson

Classic-Rock-Artist-Jim-MorrisonAlthough, he was known to always be surrounded by women, Jim Morrison had only one love in his short life. Her name was Pam Courson. She was a reclusive young California girl who left home at an early age. As an art student at Los Angeles City College, she met Jim Morrison at a club called the London Fog on Sunset strip. Throughout the remainder of morrison’s life, the two carried on an inseparable love-hate relationship.

On July 3, 1971, it was Pamela Courson who found the body of Jim Morrison dead in the bathtub of their apartment in Paris France. Although the two were never married, Courson eventually inherited Morrison’s fortune and royalties. Within a few years after Jim Morrisons death, Pam Courson fell victim to heroin and was found dead in her Los Angeles apartment. Although her parents wanted her body to be next to Morrison in France, she was buried in southern California under the name Pamela Morrison. You’ll find more stories like this…in the deep end.