Saturday, May 11, 2013

Donovan • Sunshine Superman

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Emerging from the British folk scene, Donovan shot to fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with a series of live performances on the pop TV series, 'Ready Steady Go!'. The Scottish singer/songwriter blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music to make a new music sound that no one had heard before. In 1966, Donovan released "Sunshine Superman", one of the first overtly psychedelic pop records. The sound was more textured, and the tempo was far from a usual one heard on most Pop records. The single went on to sell over 1,000,000 copies, and went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Give a listen, and I think you might enjoy this promotional video for "Sunshine Superman".

You can find "Sunshine Superman" on 'Donovan's Greatest Hits'. In fact, the album is filled with great songs. You can purchase that album on iTunes and Amazon.


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