Musician Donovan

Full Name: Donovan Philips Leitch
Profession: Musician


Biography: Donovan Philips Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, is a Scottish musician known for his many hit singles, including "Catch the Wind" (1965) and "Sunshine Superman" (1966).

He was friends with a number of popular musicians such as Joan Baez, as well as teaching John Lennon of the Beatles to play a finger-picking guitar style.

Several member's of Donovan's backing band, John Bonham, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones, would subsequently come to fame in their own right as members of Led Zeppelin.

Born: May 10, 1946
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age: 76 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1970-10-02 Scottish singer Donovan (24) weds Linda Lawrence at Windsor Registry Office

Historical Events

  • 1965-09-30 Donovan's 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)
  • 1966-09-03 Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"

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