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Donovan
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May 10, 1946
Birth Name:
Donovan Philips Leitch
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Awards:
1 win.
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Some Facts
Son of Winnyfred Philips & Donald Leitch.
He and former son-in-law Adam Horovitz (of the Beastie Boys) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the same night.
Grandfather of Violet Lilac Jean Leitch, Kate Netto and Goldie Priya Lee, Coco Sian Ryder and Sebastian Kerr Pisal.
Ex-father-in-law of Adam Horovitz and Shaun Ryder.
To leave his original record label (Pye Records) in 1966, he had to forfeit any future record royalties for his first two albums and several singles; a total of about 34 recordings. He still collected writer's royalties, though, from the songs he had written while on the Pye label.
Personal Quotes
[1966] As I get better known, I'd like to try and make my songs a kind of force for a better world. There are so many things wrong on the earth, and I want to try and right those wrongs.
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[on the use of his song "Atlantis" in Goodfellas (1990)] There was a point when I decided I'd like my music to be used in ads and movies so that more people would be exposed to it. Scorsese [Martin Scorsese] wanted to use that song and I gave permission. It's Scorsese, right? It's bound to be a great scene. When I first saw it, I was slightly horrified. It's such a peaceful song and here's Joe Pesci beating this poor guy to death. Then I decided that I liked the juxtaposition of it.
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Bob [Bob Dylan] and myself came from the same bohemian background in different parts of the world. We arrived on the scene together. He came a little earlier, which is why some people assume I copied him. I don't believe I did.
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