The Lovin’ Spoonful produced a slick fusion of pop and rock, (except for their big number one hit, “Summer In The City”), and rode it all the way to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
“You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice” was released November 27, 1965 and reached number 10 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart. It had a catchy guitar intro. and a smooth vocal by John Sebastian. It was perfect AM radio fare back in the mid-1960s.
The Lovin’ Spoonful were primarily a singles band and when you gather all those releases together, it makes for one of the better and lighter listening experiences of the 1960s.