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"Sunshine Superman" is Donovan's most popular song to date. “Hurdy Gurdy Man” (1968) If you’ve seen the 2007 film "Zodiac" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr.
as reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle, you’ll definitely recognize “Hurdy Gurdy Man” in the soundtrack.
“Catch the Wind” is a lovelorn ballad to Linda Lawrence, then girlfriend of Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones. “There is A Mountain” has a childlike quality in its melody.
His lyrics reflect a naive 18-year old at the time of this recording. “There is a Mountain” (1967) Zen Buddhism is the foundation, while the song title and lyrics stem from the book “Essays of Zen Buddhism” by D. The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 11.
However, the song is about a certain vibrating apparatus. “Sunshine Superman” (1966) In 1966 Donovan achieved his first number one hit in the U. Here’s another example of one of the first recorded psychedelic songs from 1966.
In the lyrics Donovan does reference the DC Comic characters of Superman and Green Lantern.
It was recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios, the same studio the Beatles made all their hits from.
Several prominent musicians are featured including Paul Mc Cartney and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. “Atlantis” (1969) Now sit back and let Donovan tell you the tale of the lost continent of Atlantis.
Here he acts as part folk musician storyteller and historian narrator. “Jennifer Juniper” (1968) We now come to a softer and more romantic side to Donovan's latter musical period. His close friends in the music business also included Paul Mc Cartney and John Lennon.
“Atlantis” is a prime example of Donovan’s signature spoken-words in song. He was inspired to write a song about George Harrison's sister-in-law, Jennifer Boyd, whom he had a big crush on. He even taught Lennon his finger-picking technique on guitar. “Mellow Yellow” (1966) Back in the 1970s there was a soft drink called "Mello Yellow" that featured this song in the TV commercial. When you hear the song “Mellow Yellow” you can’t help but sing along with the chorus.
Their TV ad opened with this Donovan album track that featured these fitting lyrics: “ When I look out my window, Many sights to see, And when I look in my window.” “Season of the Witch” comes from Donovan’s album.