Songs blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and calypso
"Sunshine Superman" and Mellow Yellow" defined folk rock
Scottish singer-songwriter was discovered by Ralph Peer Jr in 1964 and was soon in the Pop Charts with his first Hit “Catch The Wind”, for which he received the Ivor Novello Award for songwriting.
Donovan, and his producer Mickie Most, followed this with huge hits like “Sunshine Superman,” “Mellow Yellow” and “Hurdy Gurdy Man.” These songs, and others like “Atlantis,” “Catch The Wind” and “Season of The Witch,” have been covered extensively and used in films like Goodfellas, Dark Shadows and TV shows like The Simpsons, as well as major Ads like G.E. for wind energy, The Gap and Microsoft .
Donovan was designated as a BMI Icon in 2009, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.