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The Hurdy Gurdy Man ***SIGNED 1st/1st ***

Leitch, Donovan

ISBN 10: 1844138828 / ISBN 13: 9781844138821
Published by Century, London, 2005
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Century 2005. 328pp. 16pp B/W and full colour Photos. An UNREAD, fine in fine DW, as NEW, RARE FIRST Edition, FIRST Printing HARDBACK. DONOVAN's autobiography **SIGNED by DONOVAN** on the title page. #C. Bookseller Inventory # 001528

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Title: The Hurdy Gurdy Man ***SIGNED 1st/1st ***

Publisher: Century, London

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Donovan's autobiography charts his life from a post-war, Glaswegian childhood to the height of an international career as one of the leading figures of the 1960s music scene. Always feeling like an outsider he found relief through music and poetry. The book reveals how he came to be influenced by Buddhist teachings and the music of Woody Guthrie and Joan Baez. The book explores the significance of falling deeply in love with the woman who was to become his muse, and the profound sense of loss he felt when their relationship came to an end, and how the loss affected him both personally and creatively. A leader of the folk revival in both Britain and America, the book recounts how he rose to be an international star, releasing songs such as Mellow Yellow and Catch the Wind, and his most successful album, Sunshine Superman. Donovan is acknowledged as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 1960s. The book provides a frank account of his early experiments with drugs and his search for self. He reveals the story of how he developed friendships with Baez, Dylan and the Beatles, with whom he a shared spiritual sojourn to meditate with the Maharishi in India. Donovan's autobiography offers first-hand insights into his music and poetry, recollects his rise to fame and the way in which destiny was to play a hand by re-uniting him with the lost love of his life through a chance meeting.

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