Was surprised about Donovan... who lately had been quite forgotten from the media..
I reckon his contribution to popular music, from folk to psychedelia has been great..
So unfair he's remembered for his particular relation with Dylan.. the criticism over the style similarities,... while they were only strumming a guitar and singing on top..
Or so it seemed. Thousands of Dylan fans voiced their anger at me at his shows. Dylan mentioned me in his song "Talking World War Three" and his audience jeered my name. Backstage, Dylan told reporters: "I didn't mean to put the guy down in my songs. I just did it for a joke." In their turn my fans were just as vocal in championing me. It had obviously got out of hand.
Excerpt from 'The Hurdy Gurdy Man' by Donovan Leitch