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The 60s folk troubadour is on an environmental mission, in tribute to Greta Thunberg. He discusses love, success, Brian Jones — and how drugs became big business. Thu 9 Apr Donovan, born Donovan Phillips Leitch in Scotland in , was famous enough before he was 18 for the world to be on first-name terms with him. Now 73 and living in Ireland, he has wild grey hair and a gentle, thoughtful face; he looks, in real life, like an atmospheric black-and-white photo of a folk singer. His conversation is as wild as his hair, completely ungoverned by conventions such as sticking to the point or answering the bloody question.
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Donovan Phillips Leitch born 10 May is a Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk , jazz , pop , psychedelia , and world music notably calypso. He began a long and successful collaboration with leading British independent record producer Mickie Most , scoring multiple hit singles and albums in the UK, US, and other countries. Donovan continued to perform and record sporadically in the s and s. His musical style and hippie image were scorned by critics, especially after punk rock.