Donovan biography

Donovan

Folk rock, Musical Artist

1946 –

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Who is Donovan?

Donovan is a Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music. He has variously lived in Scotland, London, and California, and, since at least 2008, has lived in County Cork, Ireland with his family. Emerging from the British folk scene, Donovan shot to fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with a series of live performances on the pop TV series, Ready Steady Go!.

Having initially signed with Pye Records in 1965, he recorded a handful of singles and two albums in the folk music vein, but after signing a new contract with US CBS/Epic Records his popularity spread to other countries. After extricating himself from his original management contract, he began a long and successful collaboration with Mickie Most, one of the leading British independent record producers of the era, scoring a string of hits in the UK, the US and other countries.

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Born
May 10, 1946
Maryhill
Also known as
  • Donavan
  • Danovan
  • Donovon
  • Donovan Philips Leitch
  • Donovan Phillips Leitch
  • Donovan Leitch, Sr.
  • Donovan
  • Donovan Leitch
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Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Lived in
  • Glasgow

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on July 23, 2013

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