Zal Yanovsky

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... read moreFirst showing up as part of the legendary Mugwumps with Denny Doherty and Cass Elliot in 1964, Yanovsky was best known for being the "zany one" in the Lovin' Spoonful. The Toronto native was busted for drugs in San Francisco and turned in his dealer under the threat of deportation, making his name...

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Raven In A Cage
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You Talk Too Much
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Hip Toad
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Little Bitty Pretty One
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Priscilla Millionaira
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Biography

Active: 1970s
Country Of origin: Canada
Member of: The Mugwumps , The Lovin' Spoonful

First showing up as part of the legendary Mugwumps with Denny Doherty and Cass Elliot in 1964, Yanovsky was best known for being the "zany one" in the Lovin' Spoonful. The Toronto native was busted for drugs in San Francisco and turned in his dealer under the threat of deportation, making his name mud in the hip circles, so much so that he quit the Spoonful. He recorded one great single, "As Long as You're Here," and one totally demented LP before leaving music, though he showed up every so often in the early '70s playing second guitar with Kris Kristofferson and at John Sebastian gigs. Yanovsky moved to Kingston, Ontario and opened a restaurant, Chez Piggy, with his wife Rose. He died of a heart attack in December 2002. ~ Gary Mollica~ Rovi