2213 Govinda – Radha Krishna Temple (1970)

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Govinda.

Govinda is the musical adaption of the world’s oldest poem, consisting of Govindam prayers. It was recorded by the Radha Krishna Temple at Trident Studios in 1970.The recording features Billy Preston, Donovan and Mary Hopkin on backing vocals and Klaus Voormann on bass and Ringo Starr on drums. George Harrison overdubbed lead guitar onto the track. The recording was produced by George Harrison. It was released as a single on the Apple Records label in 1970. The B-side was Govinda Jai Jai. The single reached number twenty-three on the UK Singles chart. It was later released on The Radha Krsna Temple album in 1971.

1896 Voyage Of The Moon – Mary Hopkin (1969)

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Donovan.

This song was written by Donovan Leitch in 1968. It was first recorded by Mary Hopkin in 1968. The recording features Paul McCartney and Donovan Leitch on guitar. It was released on Mary Hopkin’s 1969 album Post Card. Donovan released his version on his 1971 album HMS Donovan.

1890 Happiness Runs (Pebble And The Man) – Mary Hopkin (1969)

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Paul McCartney and Donovan.

Happiness Runs (Pebble And The Man) was written by Donovan Leitch in 1967. A live version recorded by Donovan in 1967 was released on the 1968 album Donovan In Concert. A studio version recorded by Donovan in 1968 was released on his 1969 album Barabajagal. Mary Hopkin recorded the song in 1968. The recording features Donovan Leitch on guitar and Paul McCartney on bass. It was produced by Paul McCartney and was released on Mary Hopkin’s 1969 album Post Card.

1889 Lord Of The Reedy River – Mary Hopkin (1969)

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Mary Hopkin.

This song was written by Donovan Leitch in 1968. It was first recorded by Esher & Abi Ofarim in 1968. Mary Hopkin recorded her version the same year. That version features Paul McCartney on guitar and Donovan Leitch on guitar and backing vocals. It was produced by Paul McCartney and was released on Mary Hopkin’s debut album Post Card. Donovan’s version was released on his 1971 album HMS Donovan.

1732 Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan (1968)

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Donovan and Paul McCartney.

This song was written by Donovan and George Harrison during their trip to India. Donovan recorded the song in 1968. The part of the song written by George Harrison was not used in the final recording. Hurdy Gurdy Man was released as a single with Teen Angel in 1968. The single reached number four on the UK Singles chart and number five on the Billboard chart. The song has also been recorded by The Four Freshmen, and Eartha Kitt among others. Donovan included the verse written by George Harrison during live performances of the song. A live version with George Harrison’s verse was released on Donovan’s 1990 album Rising.

Now Hear This: Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan (1990)

1731 Jennifer Juniper – Donovan (1968)

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Donovan and Jenny Boyd. 

This song was written by Donovan in 1967. The song was written about Jenny Boyd, Pattie Boyd’s sister and George Harrison’s sister-in-law. Donovan recorded the song in 1967. It was released as a single in 1968. The B-side was Poor Cow. The single reached number five on the UK Singles chart and number twenty-six on the Billboard chart.

1457 Mellow Yellow – Donovan (1966)

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Donovan and Paul McCartney.

This song was written and recorded by Donovan in 1966. The recording features vocals by Paul McCartney during the instrumental break of the song. The song was produced by Mickie Most and was released as a single in America in 1966. The B-side was Sunny South Kensington. It went to number two on the Billboard chart. Mellow Yellow was released as a single in the UK in 1967. The B-side was Preachin’ Love. It went to number eight on the UK Singles chart.