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John Sebastian John Sebastian from the Lovin’ Spoonful lived nearby. They stuffed a guitar in his hands and said: “Get out there and sing.” He was tripping on acid, but he went. He looked at the crowd and said “Wow” and he was right. It was the most wonderful thing to look out from the stage and see faces going off for ever; a sea of faces that reached all the way to the horizon at the top of the hill and all the way to the left and to the right — 180 degrees of people just going off for…

Black Sabbath is one of the first bands that paved the way for later metal groups. Pretty much every person to join the band was/is indisputably insane.