News
News Home
Quick Bites Archive
Exploradio Archive
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Arts and Entertainment


Donovan still mellow as Rock Hall honors awaits
Scottish singer-songwriter looks back at his career with WKSU's Bob Burford
Story by BOB BURFORD


 
Donovan backstage at his 2005 Kent State Folk Festival concert
Courtesy of WKSU
Download (WKSU Only)
Cleveland is gearing up for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony tomorrow at Public Hall.  After a rehearsal this afternoon, Donovan took time to talk to WKSU's Bob Burford.
Donovan still mellow as Rock Hall honors awaits

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (6:17)


When Singer-songwriter Donovan emerged on the music scene in the mid-60s, some critics tagged him with the label “The New Dylan.” But from an early age, Donovan knew he wanted to be an artist that expanded boundaries.

From 1966 through 1969, Donovan scored a string of eleven Top 40 hits, including "Mellow Yellow," "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Atlantis." The poet/troubadour had transformed into a pop star.

Earlier this week, Gun N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose issued a rambling open letter to the Rock Hall, explaining why he would not be in Cleveland this weekend. Donovan says the induction is a real honor.  Donovan will perform with John Mellencamp at Saturday’s big concert.

For 89.7 WKSU, I’m Bob Burford.

Related Links & Resources
Remembering Donovanís Wild Kent State Folk Festival Appearance


Related WKSU Stories

Northeast Ohio's roots in Rock Hall inductions
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Axl Rose tells Cleveland Rock Hall "no thanks"
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page



Stories with Recent Comments

Copyright © 2020 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University