Donovan promo shots [1965] sent to AA Bonici, Elgin, Scotland


In 1965 Donovan was homeless briefly until he replaced his manager who got him enough gigs and a recording contract.  In March of 1965, Pye Records released Donovan’s first recorded version of “Catch The Wind”. Donovan’s personal details: Born 10 May 1946, Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland. He spent most of his childhood in Glasgow before he moved with family to the north of England. Folk Singer; Early career [1965] Appearances: In 1965 “several talent scouts heard some of Donovan’s music, and signed him to perform on the rock program Ready Stead Go.”  He also appeared at the NME Poll Winners Concert, Wembley, 1965; and the Newport Folk Festival with Bob Dylan later than year. His first single recording was “Catch The Wind” followed by “Colours” and “Universal Soldier” 1965. Catch the Wind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8hjEYTpwE8 Colours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX3AnhefltM Universal Soldier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A50lVLtSQik http://donovan-unofficial.com/video/documentaries.html

Released on PYE Records 12Mar63 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_the_Wind

“Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do?” March 1965  Coming across this copy in great condition in charity shop was a real find. Donovan captured my imagination as a teenager when the albums came out. I also loved the soundtrack of Brother Son, Sister Moon featuring Donovan compositions [1972]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRDxpmV27p8


Donovan went on to gain a large following in the UK before his popularity grew in the United States. Before he hit the big time, Donovan befriended the Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, whose friendship “change my whole life” according to Donovan. He described Brian as an extraordinary talent whose “superfame was too much for him”.


http://www.biography.com/people/donovan-20868813#synopsis Songs: http://scotiafile.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/donovan-leitch.html

currently: http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/13214856.Donovan_is_back___and_he_owes_it_all_to_Glasgow_women/


My research began in 2007 as a visitor to the north of Scotland. With a fascination for the beat music era that took place throughout the UK, my research investigates the late '50s through early 1970s. Relying on interviews, the Albert Bonici archives, and other resources, I continue to gather materials to tell the story of a special time in music in the mid 20th century. Scottish promoter, Albert Bonici, brought many of the top beat music acts to Scotland which delighted music lovers during the early days of the beat music era. SCOTBEAT was created to share a bit of history about the BEAT years in Scotland and remembers the contributions of promoter, Albert Bonici, a man with a vision who, with the help of his family and staff, created a happening that is still fondly remembered by those who attended dances and concerts. Besides other local resources and interviews, SCOTBEAT presents exclusive photos, adverts, and documents from the A Bonici Archives [circa 1960s]. Unless otherwise agreed, materials are not to be used for financial gain and ask that you respect the terms below. Materials presented are not to be used for financial gain without consent. © 2014-2019 SCOTBEAT.wordpress.com. All rights reserved. No part of this web site may be copied, redistributed, broadcast or published in any form without crediting this blog and/or copyright websites mentioned. All correspondence, flyers, programs, and photos from the Bonici Archives are not to appear in print other than through the propietor of SCOTBEAT. Use of the site signifies your agreement to all of these terms without condition. Please reference https://scotbeat.wordpress.com when sharing materials found here as the site is continuously updated to present the subject matter accurately and as a historical resource. Thank you. http://en.gravatar.com/scotbeat

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