Thursday, September 30, 2010

When you're feeling kind of lonesome in your mind....

Read on Layla's blog about the inductees for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony...

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
the independent

1 comment:

  1. I had the honor of hearing him perform about ten years ago (maybe even more....hard to keep track of time, probably more like 15). Anyhow, it was amazing to be in a small venue with Donovan, his guitar, his voice and the songs that are part of my very being. Love him.




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