Donovan - British Folk Icon
This genre-defining Scottish folk legend burst onto the scene in the 1960s, climbing to the top of UK and US charts with hits such as 'Mellow Yellow' and 'Sunshine Superman'. His distinctive blend of folk, jazz, psychedelic and world music made him a key figure of the British folk revival, leading to sing-offs with US rival Bob Dylan and stints as a songwriter for The Beatles.
This high profile star was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and has influenced countless artists over the years. So buy Donovan tickets at StubHub to see this icon perform his catalogue of psychedelic folk jams live.
Donovan Biography - '60s Psychedelic Superstar
Born in Glasgow in 1946, this hippy legend began playing guitar at the age of 14 and soon discovered his love of songwriting. After teaming up with musician friend Gypsy Dave for a tour of the UK in 1964, he recorded a demo tape containing 'Catch the Wind', the song that would earn him huge popularity when it was released as a single later that year. A string of live performances on British TV show Ready Steady Go! then cemented his national fame.
Originally pegged as the new Bob Dylan, he began to carve a niche of all his own with the help of producer Mickie Most. They pair collaborated on 'Sunshine Superman', the very first overtly psychedelic single to bring the subculture to the mainstream, while the subsequent album of the same name birthed hit track 'Season of the Witch'. In 1966, he released his signature single 'Mellow Yellow' and befriended The Beatles, helping them write the legendary Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club album with significant lyrical contribution to 'Yellow Submarine'. Almost half a century later, fans still excitedly buy Donovan tickets to hear his peerless hits performed live. Why not secure yours on StubHub today?
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