Date: Mon, 28 Aug 1995 20:12:28 GMT Lines: 13 Cathy Grossman (email@example.com) wrote: : Could someone give me a short bio on this Donovan guy? I have heard only a : very small selection of his songs... Fairly popular folk singer, mid-60's to mid-70's. Hippie, flower-child, peace-love-get high kind of guy. "Catch the Wind", "Sunshine Superman", "Mellow Yellow", "Hurdy Gurdy Man" were some of his songs that made top 40 radio. Is still around, I think living in Scotland, don't know if he is still performing. I've heard it said on rmd that "Catch the Wind" was a rip-off of "Blowin in the Wind" but I never saw it that way. Mitch
From: Mark Landis (firstname.lastname@example.org) Subject: Donovan in that hotel room Date: Sun, 02 Mar 1997 01:39:03 -0800 "Great Scot! It's Donovan Again" (NY Post, 2/28/97) includes a Lisa Robinson interview with the aging New Dylan. Here's the relevant exchange: LR: Do you ever watch that movie, "Don't Look Back," with the scene of Bob Dylan watching you sing in the hotel room and then trying to outdo you? Donovan: I haven't seen it for some time now, but I remember what Joan Baez said; she said, "That Donovan had a lot of spunk." I needed to meet Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, and when I didn't meet Woody Guthrie I had to meet Dylan. When I went into that scene I was already happening on the charts, but I think I pushed myself in probably more than I was invited. I was a young kid, a little bit scared to be in the company of the greats, but I knew I was there for a reason. Dylan brought in a tough group of fast-talking people from the Big Apple, and I guess they were all a little bit rude. But I took it and overcame it, and I was glad to be there. Maybe, like Lou Grant, Dylan hates spunk?
Unfortunately, Donovan's pre-electric, Dylan-influenced material is not available in the U.S.