Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Donovan to Play London Palladium For 70th Birthday

by Newsdesk

Donovan, ‘60s legend, icon, poet and one of our most enduring singer-songwriters, celebrates his 70th birthday with a special concert at The London Palladium on May 6.

Fans will be treated to Donovan’s history of all his hits, including Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man and Jenifer Juniper, plus his legendary storytelling and cult songs, all in the glorious splendor of the historic London Palladium.

Everybody is invited to come to the party and experience Donovan’s early bohemian roots, where he will perform on stage in a theatrical ‘Beat Café’ with his band, Danny Thompson (bass), John Cameron (Piano) and Gavin Harrison (drums) and a soon-to-be-announced special guest.

Donovan says, “I am delighted to be having my party at The London Palladium to thank all who have followed my work from the beginning, and to all who have just discovered me. Come in shades and berets. Be cool, be there!”

Donovan’s 70th birthday party concert also continues a celebration of his 50th year in the music business, which saw the recent release of Donovan Retrospective, a 2CD anthology of hits and album tracks chosen by Donovan himself, plus the brand new track One English Summer.

This anniversary marks a major renaissance for the man whose fingerprints can be seen throughout the last half century of popular music.

Donovan headlined the acoustic stage at Glastonbury 2015 before completing an extensive thirty-two date city tour of the UK.

The singer was 18 years-old when he had his first hit, Catch The Wind, for which he received the prestigious Ivor Novello Award. Since then, the man born Donovan Leitch in Glasgow, Scotland in 1946 has been a pop star and folk troubadour, a flag bearer for all things psychedelic, and one of the early adopters (and subsequent promoters) of transcendental meditation, now one of the most recognized, and practiced, meditation techniques in the world.

He is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame and has received the Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award, Mojo Maverick Award and many more.