Donovan (Donovan Philips Leitch) turns 72 years old today. His most successful …
Written by megarock on May 10, 2018
Donovan (Donovan Philips Leitch) turns 72 years old today.
His most successful singles were the early UK hits “Catch the Wind”, “Colours” and ” Universal Soldier” in 1965. “Sunshine Superman” topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (number two in Britain), and “Mellow Yellow” reached US number two the following year, with “Hurdy Gurdy Man” in the Top 5 in both countries in 1968. He was the first artist to be signed to CBS/Epic Records by the new administrative vice-president, Clive Davis. He became a friend of other musicians including Joan Baez, Brian Jones and The Beatles. He taught John Lennon a finger-picking guitar style in 1968.
Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014.
Do you have a favorite song by Donovan?
Happy Birthday Donovan!!