Donovan – BBC Session 1965 – 1968

FrontCover1Donovan began his career as an itinerant folk musician, creating acoustic hits in 1965 with the gentle Catch The Wind and Colours and his version of Buffy Sainte Marie’s protest anthem Universal Soldier before transforming the pop music landscape with a series of enigmatic and wondrous pop masterpieces that continue to be played on radio and television. –

Initially labelled an imitator of Bob Dylan, Donovan developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music (notably calypso). – wikipedia

Thanks to mjk5510 for sharing the tracks at

mjk5510 noted: “A little bit of flower power for all to enjoy… quality varies a bit due to multiple sessions but is consistently excellent.”

Very good FM radio broadcasts.

Donovan (vocals, guitar)
a bunch of unknown studio musicians


Unknown Dates:
01. Interview 1.02
02. Jennifer Juniper (Leitch) 2.49
03. Lalena (Leitch) 2.49
04. As I Recall It (Leitch) 2.23
05. Young Girl Blues (Leitch) 5.52
06. Entertaining Of A Shy Girl (Leitch) 1.51
07. Interview 0.54
08. Hurdy Gurdy Man (Leitch) 3.35
09. Mad John’s Escape (Leitch) 2.33
10. 1965 Interview 0.57
11. Turquise (Leitch) 3.15
12. Bert’s Blues (Leitch) 2.53
13. Colours (Leitch) 3.17

Top Gear – January 16, 1968:
14. As I Recall It 2:27 (Leitch)
15. Young Girl Blues (Leitch) 6.13

Top Gear – June 11, 1968:
16. Hi It’s Been A Long Time (Leitch) 2.40
17. Lalena (Leitch) 2.58
18. The Unicorn/The Owl And The Pussycat (Leitch) 2.08

DonovanIndiaIndia, 1968 (l-r): Jenny Boyd, Jane Asher, Paul McCartney, Donovan, Mia Farrow, George Harrison, the Maharishi, the Beach Boys’ Mike Love, John Lennon & Pattie Boyd