Donovan: Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Buddha and me

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

In December 1966, a single called "Sunshine Superman" shot up to number two in the British charts. It sounded unlike anything pop fans had heard before - a cacophony of oddly matched and seldom-heard instruments, predominantly a harpsichord and a sitar, plinking away over a backbeat of conga drums. Above the backing, the voice of Donovan Leitch intoned a seductive melodic riff about getting the girl of his dreams:

"Sunshine came softly through my window today.  Could have tripped out easy but I've changed my way.  It'll take time I know it, but in a while.  You're gonna be mine, I know it, we'll do it in style..."

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