Happy Birthday Donovan! with a special shoutout from Sammy Hagar

by Chris Murray on May 10, 2024

Today is my friend Donovan‘s birthday. Last week, Variety Magazine published a story on Sammy Hagar, where he talked about Donovan’s influence on him. “Around the time of Dylan, I also got turned onto Donovan and to be honest, I was more of a Donovan guy than a Dylan guy. Donovan had the same feelings as I had about lost love and had a romantic streak I identified with. I actually cut a version of his song ‘Young Girl Blues’ on my first solo album. I’ve met him and I still love his music. He’s a great poet.”


Donovan, 1969, Los Angeles. Photo by Baron Wolman.

This is my favorite photo of Donovan, taken by one of my favorite photographers, Baron Wolman. Donovan was the first Rolling Stone interview on November 9, 1967. On its cover, Rolling Stone said “DONOVAN: An Incredible Rolling Stone interview with this manchild of magic.” Happy birthday, Donovan!


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