Eight interesting facts about Donovan

Eight interesting facts about Donovan

Happy 75th birthday to the legendary Donovan! Listen to East Coast Gold on Monday as we will be playing some of his biggest hits. 

Donovan 2/ YouTube screenshot
Donovan 2/ YouTube screenshot

Scottish singer, songwriter, and guitarist Donovan Leitch was born on 10 May 1946 at Maryhill, Glasgow, United Kingdom. 

He rose to fame in the 1960s with songs like ‘Catch the Wind’, ‘Mellow Yellow’, and ‘Colours’. 

Let’s look at some interesting facts about the star:

- Donovan was the tutor of The Beatles. 

- His first song, ‘Catch the Wind’, won him the The Ivor Novello Award. 

- Donovan received a Doctor of Letters for Ecology from Hertfordshire University. 

- The singer is a recepient of the LifeTime BBC Folk Award.

- He was inducted into the The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014.

- Donovan published his autobiography, 'The Hurdy Gurdy Man', in 2005. 

- He is a vegetarian. 

- Donovan studied meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Listen to some of his biggest hits below:

For loads of fantastic classic hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, listen to East Coast Gold via the ECR app or here. We’re also on various other platforms, including Alexa (just enable the ‘East Coast Gold’ skill); MyTuner, Radio Garden; iono.fm, Radioline or OpenRadio.

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Jill Stewart - Sundays 10am - 2pm.

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