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Zal Yanovsky (1944–2002)

Zal Yanovsky was born on December 19, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Zalman Yanovsky. He was an actor and composer, known for The Big T.N.T. Show (1966), Heavy Metal (1981) and Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (1997). He was married to Rose Richardson and Jackie Burroughs. He died on December 13, 2002 in Kingston, Ontario. See full bio »

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 1980 One-Trick Pony
Member of the Lovin' Spoonful (as Zalman Yanovsky)
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 1971 North of Superior (Short documentary)
 1969 A Married Couple (Documentary) (as Zalman Yanovsky)
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 1972 One Hand Clapping (Short) (sound)
 1971 Celebration at Big Sur (Documentary) (sound re-recordist - as Zalman Yanovsky)
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 1982 Hail Columbia! (Short documentary) (music consultant - as Zalman Yanovsky)
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 2012 Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (TV Movie) (arranger: "Blues in the Bottle")
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 1998 Rock Family Trees (TV Series documentary)
- California Dreamin' (1998) ... Himself
 1997 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (Documentary)
 1996 The 25th Annual Juno Awards (TV Special)
 1967 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #20.28 (1967) ... Singer (as Lovin' Spoonful)
 1966 What's Up, Tiger Lily?
Himself - The Lovin' Spoonful (uncredited)
 1966 Thank Your Lucky Stars (TV Series)
- Episode #9.30 (1966) ... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
 1966 Ready, Steady, Go! (TV Series)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
 1966 The Big T.N.T. Show (Documentary)
Himself (as Lovin' Spoonful)
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 2003 Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats (Video)
Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
 1966 Beat-Club (TV Series)
Himself - Musician
- Best of #3 (1966) ... Himself - Musician (as The Lovin' Spoonful)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

The Lovin' Spoonful | Lovin' Spoonful | Zalman Yanovsky

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Upon opening his restaurant "Chez Piggy", Yanovsky was asked by a reporter what experience he had for the restaurant business he famously replied: "I've been eating in restaurants my entire life". See more »

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