Donovan Biography

Donovan is a Scottish singer-songwriter who emerged as part of the mid-1960s folk music scene. He was born Donovan Leitch on 10th May 1946 in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland; the family moved to Hatfield, England in 1956. Donovan came to fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with a series of live performances on the television pop series, Ready Steady Go! Donovan first hit the pop charts in 1965 with his single "Catch The Wind". He produced hit after hit throughout the sixties and his Sunshine Superman album was considered an innovative breakthrough to a new pyschedelic pop sound.

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Short Information
Birth Name
Donovan Phillips Leitch
Pye Records (UK)
Hickory Records (US)
Epic Records
Birth Date
10 May 1946
Birth Place
Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar, Piano, Banjo
Folk rock, psych folk|psychedelic folk, psychedelic pop
Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie
Years Active