Donovan is one of the musicians who defined the 1960s. The troubadour of the flower power generation, his story is one filled with tales of romance, legendary friendships, and screaming fans. It is also the story of a spiritual journey and of a personal mission to bring his message of love to the world. Most of all, though, it’s about the music.
Defying the press who dubbed him a mere Dylan imitator, Donovan found his own unique voice and produced some of the most creative and enduring music of the 1960s, transcending his folk roots by fusing rock, pop, jazz, classical and world music elements like no one had done before.
This book tells the Don's story through a deep dive into the music he created during his peak those times. Includes new insights from John Cameron, who arranged and played on many of Donovan’s classic songs of the era.
Jeff Fitzgerald started as a radio DJ in the 1980s, producing such weekly music programmes as Electronic Realizations and Canadian Rock. More recently, he was the host of the River Gibbs FM show Prog World. Artists he has interviewed include Saga, Triumph, Suzanne Ciani, Damo Suzuki, King Black Acid and Nash the Slash. Jeff is a musician himself and has also been writing about music for over 20 years for online webzines such as Aural Innovations and his own blog, Psychedelic Waves. He lives in Edmonton, Canada, with his wife Stephanie and their cat Maya. This is his first book.