The legendary folk-poprock singer and songwriter Donovan performed, two classics on Conan. The eclectic musician played “Sunshine Superman,” which aired live and kept “Season of the Witch” as a Conan web exclusive. The live performance also came at an opportune time before Donovan is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The talented British musician is one of the leading recording artists of his day. Best known for his laid-back track “Mellow Yellow,” which was released in 1967. Donovan produced a string of eleven Top 40 hits in a row from 1966 through 1969. In the past decade, Donovan completed a new album, Beat Café; a new box set, Try for the Sun: The Journey of Donovan; and a book, The Autobiography of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man. Now 65 years young, Donovan remains a prominent figure in the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace with his 40-year interest in Transcendental Meditation.
“It is my great pleasure to announce the vinyl release of MUSIC THAT CHANGES THE WORLD on Record Store Day,” said Donovan. “As head of the Musical Wing of The David Lynch Foundation, I wish to thank all the amazing artists who have contributed. From the beginning, when The Beatles and I were writing songs to promote Maharishi’s meditation, it was always my dream to bring all the musical fraternity onto one great label to Promote True Peace. This day has arrived and now the world can know as we knew then, that change begins within.”
The episode aired on Wednesday, March 28, and Conan gave fans a sneak peak at the David Lynch Foundation Music, vinyl box-set cover of, “Music That Changes The World,” to be released on April 21, 2012. Donovan’s exclusive track “Listen,” is featured among the 34 assorted tracks from world-renowned artists.
Donovan represents the finest level of singer, songwriter, and performer, as a true icon of Rock and Roll super-fame. He continues to present his unique vision of peace, awareness and understanding in his lifestyle and music. Tune into the 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of fame induction ceremony on Saturday, April 14, 2012 to see Donovan accept this monumental achievement.