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Colours at USA TV (unkown title)

Date: 1965

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. Colours (lip-synch)

Description:

· The video only shows Donovan playing guitar and harmonica.

· A lot of girls screams can be heard in the background.

Shivaree

Date: August 7, 1965

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. Catch The Wind (lip-synch)

02. Colours (lip-synch)

Description:

· Episode #28 of the Shivaree TV show. Aired on KABC-LA, recorded in Glendale, California, USA.

· Donovan performs among other artists like The Greenwood County Singers, The Astors, Barbara Lewis and Peppi.

· For the first song he wears a sleeveless pullover.

Shindig!

Date: August 11, 1965

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. Catch The Wind

Description:

· Episode #48 of the Shindig! TV show, ABC, recorded in Los Angeles, California, USA.

· Donovan plays on a stage surrounded by bare trees.

· You can see this performance on the video Shindig: Sixties Superstars besides other artists performances.

Shindig!

Date: September 30, 1965

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. Colours

Description:

· Episode #56 of the Shindig! TV show, ABC, recorded in Los Angeles, California, USA.

· Donovan plays with bass player Larry Knechtal, who was bassist for the Shindig! back-up band.

· You can see this performance on the video Shindig: Sixties Superstars amongst other artists performances.

Shivaree

Date: October 16, 1965

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do (lip-synch)

Description:

· Episode #38 of the Shivaree TV show. Aired on KABC-LA, recorded in Glendale, California, USA.

· Donovan performs among other artists like Dobie Gray, The Byrds, Suzie Clark and The Toys.

Pop Side

Date: 1966

Country: Sweden

Songs performed:

01. Interview

02. Sunny Goodge Street

03. Bert's Blues

05. Celeste

06. Guinevere

Description:

· Swedish TV program where Donovan performs some songs by a lake or a river.

· In the interview Donovan talks about the troubles they had to get to Sweden (maybe by boat?). When they finally got to Sweden, the place where they had booked him to play was a funfair, and although he wasn't very comfortable with that, he gave the concert anyway, for his fans. Donovan says he decided not to play in this kind of places anymore, as he'd rather perform in concert halls, where people go to listen. A few songs were recorded to be shown on Swedish TV, in this program.

· Bert's Blues is introduced as Life Long Plea For A Good Girl.

· Donovan dedicates Guinevere to Mick Jagger.

Hullabaloo

Date: March 7, 1966

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. Guinevere

Description:

· Episode #43 of the Hullabaloo TV show, aired on NBC.

· Donovan performs with his friend Shawn Phillips on sitar.

Rainbow Quest

Date: April 16, 1966

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. Sweet Joy
02. Pete Seeger sings Sweet Polly
03. Colours (with Pete Seeger on banjo)
04. Talk about Derroll Adams. Shawn Phillips comes in.
05. Three King Fishers (with Shawn Phillips on sitar)
06. Interview with Shawn Phillips and movie about Pete in India
07. Reverend Gary Davis sings I'm Feeling More Like Shouting
08. Interview with Reverend Gary Davis
09. Reverend Gary Davis sings Oh Glory How Happy I Am
10. Shawn Phillips hands sitar to Rev. Gary Davis

11. Guinevere (with Shawn Phillips on sitar)

Description:

· Episode #23 of the Rainbow Quest TV show, hosted by Pete Seeger and recorded at WNJU studios, Newark, New Jersey.

· Donovan sings and plays with Shawn Phillips and Pete Seeger.

· At the beginning of the show, Pete Seeger says that when he met Donovan at Newport Folk Festival the previous summer, he caused a big impression on him. Meanwhile Donovan caresses his guitar strings.

· Donovan introduces Sweet Joy saying it was written for him by a girl who heard his songs on the radio. This girl was Beverly Kutner. Some rumours said there was a love triangle among Beverly, Donovan and Bert Jansch. (Beverly appears on the front cover of Jansch's second album, It Don't Bother Me). Donovan's song House Of Jansch is inspired in this love triangle.

· When Donovan plays Colours, requested by Pete (who joins him on banjo), he says there are verses of the song people hadn't heard yet, verses mentiong Derroll Adams:

And derroll speaks like sunshine sifting through the leaves

Won't you listen while he sings

Won't you listen while he sings

He sings of diamonds and crimson cloaks

That you can't have

Tetes de Bois Tendres Annees

Date: February, 1967

Country: France

Songs performed:

01. The Tinker And The Crab

Description:

· This footage is extracted from a short interview with Donovan aired on French TV in the late 90's. There is no footage of the original French program as far as we know.

Senza Rete

Date: 1968

Country: Italy

Songs performed:

01. Lalena
02. Jennifer Juniper

Description:

· Donovan performs backed up with a great band including Harold McNair on flute, John Cameron on piano, Danny Thompson on bass, Tony Carr on drums and John 'Candy' Carr on percussioin.

· The host introduces Donovan enthusiastically, making Donovan and his band laugh.

· The visual effects on both performances are not well achieved. During most part of Lalena the video has an unfocused effect that sometimes gets annoying. Jennifer Juniper has a bright effect that makes the musicians look almost unrecognizable.

· At the end of Lalena, a fly goes into Donovan's hair.

Bobbie Gentry

Date: July 27, 1968

Country: UK

Songs performed:

01. Young But Growing
02. There Is A Mountain (with Bobbie Gentry)
03. Bugs (with Bobbie Gentry)
04. A Sunny Day

05. Hurdy Gurdy Man (lip-sync)

Description:

· BBC production, recorded in London, UK.

· Music director: John Cameron.

The Hollywood Palace

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Date: November 9, 1968

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. Jennifer Juniper
02. Lalena

03. There Is A Mountain (with Sergio Mendes)

Description:

· Episode #156 of the Hollywood Palace TV show. ABC production, recorded at the Hollywood Playhouse on Vine Street, Hollywood.

· Along with Donovan the guest stars of the show were Mike Douglas, Polly Bergen, Sergio Mendes, Brasil '66 and Rudi Schweitzer.

· Donovan mimics the first two songs, which is an insult to his voice and guitar technique.

· There's a DVD with this performances and many more from other artists at the Hollywwod Palace called Hollywood Palace: Rock N Roll Compilation Volume 2 (1967-70).

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Date: November 17, 1968

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. Lalena
02. Happiness Runs
03. Two Lovers
03. Time Is On The Run (with Jennifer Warnes)
04. I Love My Shirt (with The Smothers Brothers)

05. Those Were The Days (with Jennifer Warnes, Dion & The Smother Brothers)

Description:

· Although the show was aired on November 17, 1968, it was actually recorded on November 8, 1968.

· Recorded at CBS studios in Los Angeles, California.

· Happiness Runs is remembered as one of the funniest performances an artist has ever done on the show.

· Although Two Lovers was released many decades later on the Beat Café album, this version is quite different. Donovan recites a poem, and then plays flute while he sings blowing at the same time.

· Time Is In The Run was written by Jimmy Smith.

· On September 16, 2008, a DVD was released under the title The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best Of Season 3. This DVD includes Lalena, Happiness Runs, I Love My Shirt and Those Were The Days, although this last one has been edited and the part where Donovan plays a rule along with Dick and Tom Smothers is not showed.

Andy's Love Concert

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Date: March 19, 1969

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. To Susan On The West Coast Waiting
02. Day After Day (with Andy Williams)

03. Atlantis

04. Introducing Andy Williams

Description:

· Andy's Love Concert was a special show, aired on March 19, 1969 on NBC.

· Among the guest stars were Ike & Tina Turner, José Feliciano and the Smothers Brothers.

· They spent $6000 in flowers and plants to decorate the stage, walls and even microphones.

· It was the first TV show telecasted from the then new Mark Taper Forum, in the Music Center of downtown L.A.

· Donovan is introduced by Andy Williams as the prince of magical mystery.

· Donovan goes on stage accompanied by a group of girls all dressed up in white robes who sing a melody with the words "hurdy gurdy".

· Andy joins Donovan to sing Day After Day (by Tommy Reynolds, Stuart Margolin and Jerry Riopelle). Both of them, in their best moment, make a must-see performance.

· After his performance, Donovan appears again to introduce Andy Williams. A strange man comes on stage and then Donovan and Tom Smother take him away. Then the real Andy Williams comes in.

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Date: March 23, 1969

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. Atlantis
02. Giggle In A Bubbley Bath
03. Angel's Thoughts
04. Little White Flower
05. To Love Me (with Jennifer Warnes & Mary Travis)

 

Medley:

01. Jennifer Juniper
02. John Henry (Tom & Dick)
03. Puff the Magic Dragon (Peter, Paul, and Mary)

04. Sunshine Superman
05. My Old Man's an Anthropologist (Tom & Dick)
06. Lemon Tree (Peter, Paul, & Mary)

07. Mellow Yellow
08. Hangman (Tom & Dick)
09. I Dig Rock & Roll Music (Peter, Paul, & Mary)

10. There is a Mountain
11. I Fell in a Vat of Chocolate (Tom & Dick)
12. Day is Done (The Smothers Brothers, Peter, Paul, & Mary and  Donovan on congas)

 

Description:

· Although the show was aired on March 23, 1969, it was actually recorded on March 1, 1969.

· Recorded at CBS studios in Los Angeles, California.

· This is a very rare performance, since Donovan plays songs that have never been released, like Giggle In A Bubbley Bath, Angel's Thoughts or To Love Me. Little White Flower was recorded, but it wasn't released until 2005, when EMI reissued the Barabajagal album and included this song as one of the ten bonus tracks.

· Tom Smothers makes a funny introduction to Donovan, who can't help laughing while he starts playing the first chords of Giggle In A Bubbley Bath.

· There's a moment when Donovan starts talking about beauty, he gets mixed up and ends saying: "I don't know what I'm talking about".

· There's a songs' battle where Donovan, Peter Paul & Mary and The Smothers Brothers participate. Everyone sing bits of their own songs. It is very funny because of Dick and Tom Smothers, and especially Tom.

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Date: April 20, 1969

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Theme Song

Description:

· Although the show was aired on April 20, 1969, it was actually recorded on March 28, 1969.

· Recorded at CBS studios in Los Angeles, California.

· A bunch of guests stars sing in turns the theme song for the show.

· Cameos by Donovan, and many other artists such as Harry Belafonte, Victor Borge, Ray Charles, Nanette Fabray, Barbara Feldon, David Frye, George Gobel, Jack E. Leonard, Liberace, Jackie Mason, Bob Newhart, Pat Paulsen, Tony Randall, Nancy Sinatra, Kate Smith, Andy Williams, Jonathan Winters.

· This footage appears as an extra for the DVD The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best Of Season 3.

The Andy Williams Show

Date: September 27, 1969

Country: USA

Songs performed:

01. Can Ye Dance

02. In An Old-Fashioned Picture Book

03. Someone Singing (with Andy Williams)

Description:

· Donovan performs surrounded by a crowded audience.

· Andy Williams joins Donovan to sing Someone Singing, a beautiful moment in the show.

Beat Club

Date: 1969

Country: Germany

Songs performed:

01. Atlantis

Description:

· Atlantis promo video for Germany.

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