Happy Birthday to singer-songwriter Donovan, who turns 76 today (May 10th)!!! Donovan, whose last name is Leitch, is best known for his string of 1960's hits including “Mellow Yellow,” “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Jennifer Juniper,” “Atlantis,” “Catch The Wind,” “Colours,” “Riki Tiki Tavi,” “Wear Your Love Like Heaven,” and the 1966 chart-topper “Sunshine Superman.” In 2019, Donovan's documentary Donovan & The Beatles premiered on Sky Arts in the UK.
Donovan recently discovered a track, “Still Waters,” from his 1969 sessions featuring Nils Lofgren, which is featured on his new vault release, Lunarian. Donovan recalled the future E Street Band guitarist, saying, “When we met, I realized Nils was like me: a one-off guitar player, with his piece of fabric nailed to his Telecaster — a road gypsy boy.”
Out now is Donovan's latest studio set, called Shadows Of Blue, which was recorded in Nashville. In 2014 Donovan was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. In 2012, former touring partner John Mellencamp inducted him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.