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GUEST,Taliesn Who Likes Donovan? Favourite Song? (201* d) RE: Who Likes Donovan? Favourite Song? 27 Jan 03

Although I've always preferred Donovan's "musicality" and singing ability over das Dylan as expressed in the usual ballads and such that is always on the short list of Donovan favorites,
I must say that the song that I remember still raising the most hairs on the scruff o' me neck was ,as still is ,the very electric
"Hurdy Gurdy Man".
Sorry but I'm very much a product of that 2nd wave of "electrified" Brit musician virtuosos ; the ones that made the Beatles sound like so much "bubble gum" Pop until they woke up produced "Revolver". But I'm talking about the rise of Clapton ,Beck,Page, the British-sized Hendrix ( an influence without whoich hendrix would "nver" have made the impact he did )&
Keith Emerson ( always the Hendrix of the keyboard ).

I mention this to tell of a YES tour some 20 odd years ago where Donovan was the 2nd string act and then later joined YES for a truly electric performance of his "Hurdy Gurdy Man".
If only a bootleg recording existed of that "live" performance if just to hear how YES' Steve Howe performed the electric lead.
Musta been a moment to say the least.

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