Still mellow after all these years: Donovan plays in town

Donovan is celebrating 50 years of music-making
Donovan is celebrating 50 years of music-making

One of Britain’s most enduring singer-songwriters stops off in Bedford this week on his first tour for a decade.

Sixties superstar Donovan will perform at the Corn Exchange tomorrow (Friday).

On his 50th Anniversary Tour, Donovan will treat fans to all his hits, including Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Jenifer Juniper to name a few, plus also his legendary storytelling and cult songs.

These shows will celebrate Donovan’s 50th year in the music business, a career that has left its imprint throughout half a century of popular music.

Donovan said: “I am delighted to be going on tour to thank all who have followed my work from the beginning and to all who have just discovered me.”

Donovan was 18 years old when he had his first hit, Catch The Wind, for which he received the Ivor Novello Award, and since then the man born Donovan Leitch in Scotland in 1946 has been pop star and folk troubadour, a flag bearer for all things psychedelic, and one of the early adopters and subsequent promoters of transcendental meditation.

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