Donovan | Artist

Donovan | Artist

Tags: Era_1960s, Gender_Male, Genre_Folk, Genre_Psych, Origin_UK, Type_Artist

"Donovan" Philips Leitch is a Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist born 1946 in Maryhill, Glasgow. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop and psychedelia. His hippie-folk style has had lasting influence with many of today's nu-Folk artists citing Donovan as a major influence. He began a long and successful collaboration with leading British independent record producer Mickie Most in the mid sixties, scoring multiple hit singles and albums in the UK, US, and other countries. Some of the singles were "Catch The Wind", "Colours", "Universal Soldier", "Sunshine Superman", "Mellow Yellow", Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Atlantis". He became a friend of fellow musicians including Joan Baez, Brian Jones, Jimmy Page and The Beatles. Jimmy Page plays guitar on many of Donovan's albums. Donovan's career ebbed in the late 70's during the Punk era, but had a resurgence with the release of his late albums Sutras and Beat Cafe. Outstanding albums include Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, A Gift From a Flower to a Garden, Wear Your Love Like Heaven, The Hurdy Gurdy Man and HMS Donovan. On 14 April 2012 Donovan was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Featured Albums: Donovan

Related Artists: Jimmy Page

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