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Guardian Tuesday December 17 2002 Otouaries Lovin' Spoonful guitarist whose shortlived fame was cut short by drugs deal Writer who exposed the myth of the American west Zal Yanovsky Dee Brown The 1966 San FVan-cisco drugs bust that ledtoZalYanovsky's enforced departure from the Lovin' Spoonful effectively ended the career of one of the most creative bands of the immediate pre-psychedelic era. Within a vear, the run of hits that included Do You Believe In Magic, Daydream and Summer In The City had come to an end, and guitarist Yanovsky, who has died aged 57 of a suspected heart attack, had been cast into a limbo from which he only emerged years later as a successful restaurateur in his native Canada. Summer In The City was still a fixture on the radio when Yanovsky and his bass guitarist Steve Boone were arrested for possessing marijuana. Threatened with deportation, Yanovsky went along with a plan to name their supplier in exchange for a discharge. The band would then hire the dealer a top lawyer. But the dealer went to jail, and, among the burgeoning counter-cultural leaders of Haight-Ashbury, the Spoonful were excoriated as snitches, hastening their eclipse by the likes of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and the Doors. It probably did not help that they came from New York, where they had their origins in the Greenwich Village folk-rock scene. John Sebastian, a member of the Even Dozen Jug Band, and Yanovsky, who had arrived in the US with a Nova Scotia folk group called the Halifax Three, first discussed forming a band of their own in 1964. The following year, Yanovsky joined Cass Elliott and Denny Doherty, both later members of the Mama's and the Papa's, in the Mugwumps, but within months, he and Sebastian, with Boone and the drummer Joe Butler, had formed the Lovin' Spoonful, taking their name from a line in Mississippi John Hurt's Coffee Blues. Sebastian and Yanovsky had devised the musical blueprint for the group, drawing from folk, blues and country music. If Sebastian was the brains of the band. Yanovsky was the character who provided its zany appeal. Sebastian was Lennon and McCartney combined (and worthy of mention in the same breath), while Yanovsky was the Ringo of lead guitarists. Birthdays Simon Bates, disc jockey. 55: Peter Blackburn, chairman and chief executive, Northern Foods, 62; Prof Mark Casson, economist, 57; Christopher Cazenove, actor, 57: Lord Gle-namara, CH, former Labour minister, 90; Brian Hayes, broadcaster. 65; Bernard Hill, 7Mauardian Llllllllh&aLlllllllllllllallv VTSB B" 'vlBL&aaav'rfti9fllaaaaaaaaaLaaaafliLa barcelona & the highlights of catatonia Departs Heathrow May 6, Sept 30, Oct 21 with Iberia; Manchester June 17. Sept 16 with Iberia; East Midlands June 10. 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(bottom left) in the Lovin' Spoonful's heydays Michael Ochs Archive Redfems "1 quickly saw that Zally had a flamboyant quality so different from the folkie approach to the guitar." Sebastian told Mojo magazine earlier this year. "He'd be mugging at the audience and crossing his eyes while he played, making it silly and making it funny, and taking actor. 58; Dominic Lawson, editor, the Sunday Telegraph. 46; Kerry Packer, televison magnate, 65; Robert Robinson, broadcaster. 75: Peter Snell, athlete. 64: Tommy Steele, singer and actor. 66; Baroness Strange, author, 74; Stella Tennant, model, 31. reader of TU.'Cuj.iM.e the wind out of all those blustery guitar players. He'd play the same thing as them, only he'd cross his eyes and stick his tongue out." The group members grew their hair and wore clothes inspired by the Carnaby Street fashions of the English beat groups who had colonised the US charts, but their success still came as a surprise; they were playing a San Francisco strip club when Do You Believe In Magic hit the charts in the autumn of 1965. When they shared the bill at the Pasadena Rose Bowl with the Beach Boys, Herman's Hermits and the Bobby Fuller Four soon afterwards, they were astonished to find their car being chased by scores of screaming girls. At their best, the Lovin' Spoonful reflected the astonishing pace of pop music's development in the middle World-renowned silver expert generous with his expertise Arthur Grimwade Arthur Grimwade, who has died aged 89, w;is among the world's greatest experts on antique silver. The whole of his working life was spent at Christie's, where he became head of the silver department, and from 1954-79, a director. Yet he was just as at home in the academic world. It was a remarkable achievement for someone who, as a youngster of 20, joined Christie's on a salary of 1 a week. Grimwade was one of the hist of those who taught themselves to be scholars while succeeding in the art trade. As an auctioneer, he was consummately skilful, leaning slightly forward so that he missed nothing. No one was better suited to conduct some of the greatest silver sales of the 20th century. His vast fund of background knowledge was foiled by an incisive manner, an eagle eye and a remarkable memory. Off the rostrum he could be alarmingly direct, but he was never capricious and, to those in search of knowledge, he was generous to a degree. He achieved high office in two august institutions: he became a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1953, and remained active in its affairs; he was also prominently involved with the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, becoming its prime warden in 1984 he was particularly adept at presiding over the often splendid ceremonies and receptions of the City Livery Company. These connections were due to the side of Grimwade's life 1960s. The journey from the jangly radio fodder of their first singles to the ambitious complexity of Summer In The City occupied barely a year, and perhaps took its toll on the groups stability. Internal pressures were increased when Sebastian married Yanovsky's former girlfriend; during an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show to promote their latest single, Darling Be Home Soon, Yanovsky held a rubber frog in front of Sebastian's face as he attempted to sing. A year after leaving the group, Yanovsky released an unsuccessful solo album. Alive And Well In Argentina. In 1970, he unexpectedly turned up on stage with Sebastian at the Isle of Wight festival, having arrived at the gig as a member of Kris Kristofferson's backing group. The four original members were reunited f'PsMflhaaHBair Qrimwade . . . crown Jewels divorced from commerce, for, besides being one of the best known auctioneers, he was a scholar who will continue to be valued. At the heart of his published work is London Goldsmiths, Their Marks And Lives, which appeared in 1976. It is a work without a parallel, and one wishes something comparable existed for furniture makers. Indeed, he was the first to identify the marks of hundreds of 18th-century silversmiths, and there is a biographical dictionary of 2,600 of them. Remarkably, this massive piece of scholarship along with his other books, and He ensured that several major pieces of silver found homes in the national collections ! in 1980 for an appearance in ! Paul Simon's film One Trick I Pony, and were seen together again at their induction into i the Rock and Roll Hall of ! Fame in 2000. With the proceeds from his ; shortlived rock-star career, Yanovsky and his second w ife, j Rose Richardson, restored a j 19th-century livery stable in ! Kingston, Ontario, a hundred miles east of his Toronto birthplace, and opened a restaurant called Chez Piggy. Its success presaged a general ' rehabilitation of Kingston's i downtown area, j He is survived by both his first and second wives, and by a daughter from his second marriage. Richard Williams ' Zalmun 'Hal' Yanovsky, j guitarist and restaurateur, i born December 19 19-1-4: died i December 13 2002 I numerous papers and articles were all produced in his I own time, before or after he j went to Christie's. He was also i responsible for huge numbers of silver sales catalogues, which established standards for auction-room cataloguing and remain indispensable to students of silver. Among his notable books were The Queen's Silver (1953), and Rococo Silver (1974). Equally valuable was his catalogue of the 1994 Crown Jewels exhibition at the Tower of London. Earlier, in 1952, he organised the exhibition Silver Treasures From English Churches. These books and exhibitions, and many other shows he was involved with, helped to widen the circle of those taking a serious interest in silver. In this respect, friends who knew Arthur Grimwade were lucky and his relationship with them was revealing. He had a wonderfully effective way of pinpointing the beauty and importance of a piece, and, where silver was concerned, he was endlessly painstaking. After every major sale he conducted, he would ring up the leading art sales correspondents and discuss fine points with them. Grimwade's knowledge also permanently benefited the nation. He was instrumental in ensuring that several major pieces of silver found homes in the national collections, and in other museums. Tims, he was largely responsible for the Assheton Bennett Collection, which includes important English silver, and is now on permanent view at the If one book demolished for ever the heroic myth of America's conquest of the west, it was Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History Of The American West. Published in 1970, it has sold more than 5m copies, and been translated into 15 languages. But its author, Dee Brown, who has died aged 94, was a white southerner, who had to make himself think like "a very old Indian" in order to complete his classic. Meticulously researched and vividly written, Wounded Knee opened the way for the modern school of revisionist historians, who have largely confirmed Brown's perception that, rather than a triumph of pioneers, the west was subdued by a bloody, military conquest 0f native Americans that amounted to genocide. Much of the material in the book's 446 pages derived from accounts by native American interpreters who had attended treaty sessions, tribal councils, meetings with US army officers and other proceedings, including eyewitness accounts of battles. It concludes with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee, in South Dakota the confrontation that brought the so-called Indian wars to a bloody close after the 7th US Cavalry disarmed and slaughtered 300 Sioux, including ; women and children. Trouble among the Sioux had been brewing for i months. Confined to reserva-i lions, they had increasingly turned to the teachings of a ; self-proclaimed messiah. who ; advocated the mystic powers of the ghost dance. Leaders were arrested, and Chief Sitting Bull was killed during an attempt to apprehend him. Leading his people to seek ! protection at the Pine Ridge I reservation. Sitting Bull's successor. Chief Big Foot, set Jonathan Harris Tlhe American character actor Jonathan Harris, who has died aged 87, was the camply menacing space stowawav and spy DrZachary Smith in the CBS science-fiction television series Lost In Space (1965-68), in which he got himself credited as "special guest star" to overcome the indignity of being billed last. His antics, particularly with child actor Billy Mumy, or when insulting the show's pet robot, reputedly irritated producer Irwin Allen and star Guy Williams, but became highly popular. Born in New York, Harris was the son of a Russian-Jewish family, and went to Fordham University, New York, to study medicine. He Manchester City Ait Gallery. It was thanks to Grimwade, too, that one of the greatest examples of French Renaissance goldsmiths' work, the Burgh-ley Nef, found its way to the Victoria and Albert Museum ' after he discovered it in a ' cellar at Burghley House. He is survived by his wife, 1 Helen, and by two sons and a daughter. Terence Mullaly Arthur Grimwade, antiques sihier expert, born February 10 1913; died November 21 ' 2002 Death Notices COLLINS. Celia Joan, Art Historian, died peacefully, alter a long illness, at the Royal Biompton Hospital. Chelsea on I2lh December Dearly beloved wile of David and daughter ot Mrs Dons Broad Funeral service at St Lukes & Chnst Church, Sydney Street. Chelsea on Monday 23rd Decembor at ?pm Flowers, or, it desired, donations lor the Royal Brornpion & Harefield Chan-table Fund to Chelsea Funeral Directors, 260b Fulham Road. London, SW10 9EL Tol 020 352 0008 O'MALLEV. Celia Joan. i9tee COLLINS) i PIM. Francis Bewley, on Tuesday 10 Do-! cember, in Hillmgdon Hospital, aged 90 ! Retired Analytical Chemist mth Umqate ' and Pim family genealogist Father of Mary and Malcolm, father-in-law of Claudia and ' proud grandfather of Kciron and Laura much loved by ail Funeral at St Giles , Church, Ickenham, Middlesex on Thurs-I day. December 19 at 3 15pm. Family flow-j ers only but donations welcomed lor Cah-I bre Books (Talking Books tor the Blmd) Co I Henry Paul. Funeral Directors. 8. Glebe Avenue. Ickenham. Middlesex UB10 BPB j Phone' 01895 633510. Births j McQOWAN. To Ruth and Cormac a boy , Oran Joseph Born Manchester 13th De- ! comber Congratulations and love from your families To place your announcement telephone ! 020 7713 4069 or tax 020 7713 4128 be- ' tween 9 30am and 3pm Mon Fn, Brown . . . Wounded Knee up camp along the banks of Wounded Knee creek. The following morning, the US cavalry raked the Sioux teepees with grapeshot. " This is not a cheerful book," Brown noted laconically in his introduction. Altogether, Brown wrote 30 books, 11 of them novels, completing many while working as a librarian in the agriculture department at the University of Illinois, from which he retired in 1972. He-was frequently consulted by filmmakers and writers as an expert on Native American history. The west remained his favourite subject, and his last book was published when he was 90. His other works included The Gentle Tamers: Women Of The Old Wild West, and Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow, in which he argued that the transcontinental railroads were "built mainly for the purpose of financial exploit-ation." To critics who argued that he sacrificed facts for effect, he retorted: "I have documents for everything." Born in Louisiana, Brown moved with his family to Arkansas after his father died, when lie was five. His transformed himself into the American idea of an Englishman by replacing his Bronx accent with the lightly modulated vocal tone he heard on British films. After joining theMillpond Playhouse repertory company, on Long Island in 1939, lie appeared in more than 100 regional theatres, before debuting on Broadway in 1942. His first television work came in 1949 with The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre's His Name Is Jason, and his films included Botany Bay (1953) and The Big Fisherman (1959). Harris appeared in the BBC's mid-Atlantic curio, The Third Man (1959-62). a very loose spin-off from the original film, in which he played the butler to Michael Rennie's TGuardian fiord norway Departs from London Gatwick & Newcastle, April, May, June, August, September & October 2003, 8 days from 439 Surrounded by awesome mountains, fjords and glaciers, youH discover the rugged beauty of Western Norway on this seven-night holiday. The exquisite village of Balestrand is our base, dramatically positioned on the edge of the mghty Sognetjord amidst snowcapped mountains. 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Fax. 020 8330 6819 Email: guanevwnarket-group co uk Plaasa sand ma dalails on Fjord Name Address Telephone No Eniajl ftan tr i vou do NOT wiito rnome (Miris or dWs ton rns Guerdm Q or rthcr aj ctmxJ otqancato c I w mm, fcnos a wj do yoi buytfieGiOTfcrtfQ Hwittry niu. drurtrutoyuuhw Iw01iwf7CT, interest in the west was prompted by cinema visits, at one of which a native American friend told him the screen Indians he watched bore no relation to reality. After graduating from teacher training college, he took up to 50 different jobs during the depression, before joining the US department of agriculture library, in Washington, in 1934. Joining the US army in 1942, he spent most of the war in military libraries, before moving to the University of Illinois. Since the 1930s, he had written magazine articles in his spare time, and his first book, a novel based on the life of Davy Crockett, came out in 1942. Brown had written more than a dozen books, including several for children, before he tackled Wounded Knee, which took two years to complete. An important source was the Indian chief Bl. ick Elk, who was reported by Brown to be still haunted in old age by memories of the massacre. He recalled "the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch, as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. A people's dream died there." In 1971, Brown said that what pained him the most while researching the book was "how much the Indians believed the white man over and over again. Their trust in authority was amazing. They just never seemed to believe anyone could lie." Brown's wife Sara, whom he married in 1934, died last year. He is survived by their son and daughter. Christopher Reed Dorris Alexander 'Pee' Brown, writer and academic, born February 29 1908; died December 12 2002 sanitised Harry Lime. 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