Donovan was born on May 10, 1946 at Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Donovan net worth is $10 Million. Donovan is Scottish born Singer, songwriter, guitarist. Donovan has been seen in movies A Boy Called Donovan (1966), Dont Look Back (1967), Poor Cow (1967), Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972), The Pied Piper (1972).

Facts of Donovan

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Full NameDonovan
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of Birth May 10, 1946
Age74 years 6 months
Place Of BirthMaryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Height1.78 m
Weight70 kg
ProfessionSinger, songwriter, guitarist
PartnerEnid Karl (1966-70)
SpouseLinda Lawrence (m. 1970)
ChildrenJulian Brian (Jones) Leitch, Ione Skye, Oriole Nebula, Astrella Celeste
ParentsDonald Leitch, Winifred (née Philips) Leitch
AwardsNME Award for New Disc Singer
Record LabelsPye, Hickory, Epic
AlbumsBarabajagal (1969), Cosmic Wheels (1973), What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid (1965), Fairytale (1965), A Gift from a Flower to a Garden (1967), Sunshine Superman (1966), Open Road (1970), H.M.S. Donovan (1971), Cosmic Wheels (1973), Essence to Essence (1973)
NominationsSongwriters Hall of Fame (2014), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2012), Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Hertfordshire (2003)
MoviesA Boy Called Donovan (1966), Dont Look Back (1967), Poor Cow (1967), Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972), The Pied Piper (1972)
TV ShowsReady Steady Go! (1965), Futurama:The Deep South (2000),Dont Look Back (1967), Isle of Wight festival (1970), Donovan: The Donovan Concert Live (2007), Sunshine Superman: The Journey of Donovan (2008)
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TwitterDonovan Twitter
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Quotes of Donovan

1[on the use of his song "Atlantis" in Goodfellas (1990)] There was a point when I decided I'd like my music to be used in ads and movies so that more people would be exposed to it. Scorsese [Martin Scorsese] wanted to use that song and I gave permission. It's Scorsese, right? It's bound to be a great scene. When I first saw it, I was slightly horrified. It's such a peaceful song and here's Joe Pesci beating this poor guy to death. Then I decided that I liked the juxtaposition of it.
2Bob [Bob Dylan] and myself came from the same bohemian background in different parts of the world. We arrived on the scene together. He came a little earlier, which is why some people assume I copied him. I don't believe I did.
3[1966] As I get better known, I'd like to try and make my songs a kind of force for a better world. There are so many things wrong on the earth, and I want to try and right those wrongs.

Quick Facts of Donovan

1His song Atlantis was rereleased to coincide with the Disney Movie. Europop singers No Angels contributed extra verses.
2He and former son-in-law Adam Horovitz (of the Beastie Boys) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the same night.
3Son-in-law of Violet & Alec Lawrence. Brother-in-law of Carol Lawrence with Ian Griffiths.
4Son of Winnyfred Philips & Donald Leitch.
5To leave his original record label (Pye Records) in 1966, he had to forfeit any future record royalties for his first two albums and several singles; a total of about 34 recordings. He still collected writer's royalties, though, from the songs he had written while on the Pye label.
6Grandfather of Violet Lilac Jean Leitch and Donovan Evers Leitch (Donovan Jr.'s children), Kate Netto and Goldie Priya Lee (Ione's daughters), Se'an Coco Channel Ryder and Sebastian Kerr Pisel (Oriole's children).
7His song "Laleña" was covered by Deep Purple on their self-titled 1969 third album. They described their arrangement as "Donovan's song the way we thought Donovan would like to have heard it.".
8Ex-father-in-law of Kirsty Hume, Adam Horovitz.
9Father-in-law of Ben Lee, Libby Mintz and Jason P.Rothberg.
10Was on the short list of artists invited to perform at the Monterey Pop Festival. Unfortunately, he couldn't due to a drug indictment hanging over his head in Britain.
11When his song "Mellow Yellow" was first released, it was thought that the song was about smoking dried banana peels. It was eventually revealed that the song was about a vibrator.
12His middle name, "Philips", was his mother's maiden name.
13He and his wife Linda Lawrence have two daughters: Astrella Celeste and Oriole Nebula.
14Stepfather and adoptive father of Julian Brian Jones (Linda's son), whose biological father was Brian Jones.
15Fathered two children with Enid Graddis (a.k.a. Enid Stulberger): Donovan Leitch Jr. and Ione Skye. His song "Bleak City Woman" was about his meeting Enid, and choosing to romance her.

Trademarks of Donovan

1Curly dark hair
2Scottish Accent
3Often played a sunburst Gibson J-45

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