07 September 2011

sixties crush: donovan

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All it took for me to fall for this long-lashed Scottish singer was viewing the video below. But there are plenty of reasons he's awesome. I love his music, from the soothing folksy days to his later psychedelic masterpieces. He had great style, whether wearing a simple cap-and-turtleneck combo or flamboyantly bejeweled bohemian duds. Also, did you know he taught the Beatles how to finger-pick in Rishikesh? "Dear Prudence," "Julia," "Blackbird" and "Mother Nature's Son" wouldn't have sounded the same without him.

(Also of note:  his daughter is Ione Skye! Connections like this blow my mind. Like how Ravi Shankar, another Beatles friend, is the father of Norah Jones.)







All images via Lastfm.

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2 comments:

  1. i LOVE donovan and i've listened to his music for ages, but i had no idea he was ione skye's father! insane! i'm so glad that you did a post about him.

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  2. Thanks Mallory! He really is too cool. And I love such factoids, they make the world seem all small and cozy-like.

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