Donovan is a renowned Scottish singer-songwriter known for a collection of hit songs such as Sunshine Superman and Catch the Wind. For his contribution to the development of rock and roll over the years, he was honored with an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. He is also an inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He was born to Winifred and Donald Leitch. He became a father for the first time when his then girlfriend Enid Karl gave birth to his son Donovan Leitch in 1967. In 1970, Enid gave birth to his second child Ione Skye. That same year he married Linda Lawrence, with whom he fathered two children.
After his arrest for possession of cannabis in the 1960s, he became the first English pop star to be arrested for that crime.
He taught John Lennon a guitar technique in 1968.
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Donovan is a famous Scottish singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor, who was born on May 10, 1946. As a person born on this date, Donovan is listed in our database as the 27th most popular celebrity for the day (May 10) and the 60th most popular for the year (1946).
People born on May 10 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Donovan is the 801st most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Donovan's birthday, Donovan is the 48th most famous Scottish.
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