John Benson Sebastian Jr. (born March 17, 1944, in Greenwich Village, New York City) is an American songwriter and harmonica player. He is best known as a founder of The Lovin’ Spoonful, a band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
Patricia Anne Boyd (born 17 March 1944) is an English model and photographer, and the former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton. It has been suggested that she was the inspiration for love songs written by both musicians, Harrison’s “Something,” “I Need You” and “Isn’t It a Pity,” and Clapton’s “Layla,” “Wonderful Tonight” and “Bell Bottom Blues.” Boyd started her modelling career in 1962, but was rejected by many photographers owing to her unconventional look. She modelled in London, New York and Paris (for Mary Quant and others), and was photographed by David Bailey and Terence Donovan.
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John Lill CBE is an English classical pianist .
Arne Strand is a Norwegian journalist and politician for the Labour Party .
Christian Charles Roberts is an English actor.
Dominique Leclerc is a French politician and a member of the Senate of France .
Cito Gaston is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager .
Anthony Monn is a German singer, composer, and record producer.
Juan Ramón Verón is an Argentine football coach and former professional player.
Bobbie van de Graaf is a Dutch rower who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics .
Michael J. Corbitt was a police chief of Willow Springs, Illinois.