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Donovan Hurdy Gurdy Man 68

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Paul Fitzpatrick (1 hour ago)
Anyone under the delusion that Donovan was just a fey hippy Listen and Learn!!
Ben Wells (11 hours ago)
thank you for taking me back to 13 years old ):
Andre Kunkel (21 hours ago)
The lead guitar stuff is being played by non other than Mr. Jimmy Page. He was a highly in demand studio musicians at this time.
Victor NJ (1 day ago)
Clem Cattini's drumming is out of this world on this track
Kevin Wood (2 days ago)
Still have the 45 record yellow epic Lable Still a neat Song
Maria Lane (2 days ago)
He is a musical genius! Way ahead of his time!
Who else is just learning from everybody in the comments section?
joy shaw (2 days ago)
Born in 1959 and listening so good :)
Michael S. (3 days ago)
Fucking tits. Name one current song that's better than this.
Mike Hunter (3 days ago)
cool
Fred Thomas (3 days ago)
Fantastic video quality! Thanks! Favorites.
trevor francis (3 days ago)
everything was happening then, and then it started to decline, who wants technology its crap, give me the 60s any day, if you never grew up doing the 60s you havent lived
Mike Bratcher (3 days ago)
The 60s were FUN! What the heck happened?
Mike Bratcher (3 days ago)
What a great song! I remember well.
Jim Williams (4 days ago)
Is that Jimmy Page on lead guitar? Why yes, yes it is!!!💀
SuperWoody1001 (3 days ago)
It's Alan Parker on lead guitar of CCS fame.
Patrick Joseph (5 days ago)
The idea of this recording -- he's on an acid trip?? Never understood this one.
Grover Bennington (5 days ago)
..not Donovan. ..Zodiac
Grover Bennington (5 days ago)
With The Hulk and Iron Man on his case...hes dead..
Chris Blackburn (5 days ago)
John Paul Jones, John Bonham and a certain James Paige were the backing musso's on this.
Chris Blackburn (2 days ago)
+SuperWoody1001 On this recording for the Bobby Gentry show in 1968 it was John Paul Jones, John Bonham Jimmy Paige and Clem Cattini. The first 3 had just formed a band called the New Yardbirds who went on to becomce a band called Led Zeppelin with Robert Plant. I was 12 and remember it well.
SuperWoody1001 (3 days ago)
John Paul Jones, Clem Cattini, Alan Parker were the band
Bruce15485 (5 days ago)
Fantastic recording !
I grew up in the 60's but I came here because of the Zodiac movie.
Your mother brought me here.
Music Roolsman (6 days ago)
Thank you Donovan. Peace.
Robby Bonfire (7 days ago)
This video should show Page, Bonham, and Jones. No wonder they left Donovan for a little recognition.
Toma Überwenig (7 days ago)
Sadly underrated ultrapsychedelic song that deserved way better. I love that song.
a small potted plant (8 days ago)
This dude needs to trim his guitar strings a wee bit, methinks.
Mychael Lee (8 days ago)
I used to trip so hard to this weird motherfucker. Learned so much. Thank you, Mr. Leitch!
QWT French (8 days ago)
Fantastic piece of music, ably realised by three quarters of Led Zepplin: my 7" single, purchased when I was 10, jumps out of the speakers, thanks to fantastic production. Steve Hillage's cover on "Live Herald" is a very worthy bit of kit, Go Donovan & Steve!
ZacharyGonzalez (10 days ago)
Bro this music will never exist ever again!!
Jeff Taylor (12 days ago)
I went to a Kiss concert when they were new, at PGH Civic Arena, and Donovan was the opening act! That's why I went!
raakone (14 days ago)
Found out about this from the Butthole Surfers cover.....this version is much easier to understand. The same guy who did Mellow Yellow and Jennifer Juniper also did this? Cool!
Andrea Prodan (14 days ago)
Always wondered: Who's playing that mean guitar ?!!!
Jerry Castricato (14 days ago)
Saw him in concert about 2 years ago. Had a wonderful time. He’s a great storyteller!!
elderly poodle (15 days ago)
I loved it when I was young . Loved it so!!! If he only knew Jimmy Fallon did a parody for Royal baby Archie. Let no live Donovan ♥️♥️
Donna Frost (16 days ago)
Happy birthday, Donovan!
KIM STIPCICH (18 days ago)
...here comes the Roly Poly man...
Boogy Gottsmann (19 days ago)
I named my son after this man.....great song.....
Ricardo Vaz Ribeiro (20 days ago)
This is one of the songs that made me state americans created rock but british polished it to perfection.
Ricardo Vaz Ribeiro (16 days ago)
+Conkadonk🎶 sure he is. And he's one of those who polished and transformed rock into western youth's soundtrack untill some years ago.
Conkadonk🎶 (16 days ago)
He's Scottish
movielover (20 days ago)
The hurdy gurdy man is the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Kathleen Gleason (15 days ago)
+Deb Jesser is it really I'm obsessed with this song its breathtaking
Deb Jesser (17 days ago)
On that fabulous guitar is Donovan's buddy George Harrison.
f preston (21 days ago)
The electric guitar on this track makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Fantastic
npspec34 (8 days ago)
+kolbpilot Yup - Jimmy Page!
kolbpilot (18 days ago)
Jimmy Page.
Gee Kay (21 days ago)
OMG!
Ross T (21 days ago)
I opened my eyes to take a pee....
Glpi lpi (21 days ago)
It used to nearly blow the speaker out of my radio , better than this very compressed You Tube version.
O.P. Yates (21 days ago)
Not to mention the actual bass notes that you can hear on real vinyl.
NWBett (21 days ago)
The 1960s had the best music followed very closely by the 1970s. Donovan's tunes were perfect for the mid to late '60s!! Folk rock, Hippie rock -label it what you want to, but it was damn good music & very original!! 50+ years later it is still damn good!! Timeless!!!🍄🌼😊🌈✌️
Thomas Flynn (22 days ago)
I guess wire cutters weren't invented until 69
Blond Thought (22 days ago)
The tireless drumming turns me on.
Mark McArthy (23 days ago)
Vibrato sounds like Maurice Bee 🐝 Gee
Chris Hart (26 days ago)
Don zeppelin
frank xaidam (26 days ago)
He was ahead of his time in the 60's... He's still ahead of this future time.
Kathleen Gleason (15 days ago)
Yes hes tres magnificent
Chris Kelly (27 days ago)
Wanker ,without three of led zeppelin on this song it would of been shit.donovan is a tit.
Barthelemi Ferrerie (27 days ago)
Donovan ♥️♥️♥️♥️👏👏👏👏
NWI RailFan (28 days ago)
the conjuring ? anyone
Ewig habe ich diesen Song gesucht und erst heute gefunden, das war und ist einer meiner beliebtesten Songs, einfach so toll und gut, habe versucht das nachzuspielen, aber der Gesang von Donovan ist einmalig
Maha Lingam (29 days ago)
..hat coole Sachen veröffentlicht! Atlantis!
Neil Morgan (29 days ago)
Led without the Zepplin.       Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham.
Patrick McCarron (1 month ago)
I used to live next door to the Hurdy Gurdy Man back in 942 when I lived in Europe.
Mick Trader (1 month ago)
I don't know about Donovan, but Pritzker is a bufoon.
Ringo Ciccone (1 month ago)
When the Beatles took a brief hiatus to India their beloved friend Donovan was one of many along with them on the Entourage and he was working on that song then and George told him he should go ahead and do that song it was in reference to John cuz when John came there was a whole Entourage following him and Donovan said hey George here comes the Hurdy Gurdy Man and that's how the song began!
Roger Miller (1 month ago)
The hurdy-gurdy is a medieval instrument.
Spot on, on Zodiac.
james kelly (1 month ago)
Donovan enuff said 🎸🎶😎
ron freeman (1 month ago)
beware the Hurdy Gurdy Man....too late..he's here..
jorge hario (1 month ago)
cuando nirvana viajo al pasado
Wicked (1 month ago)
✌Who's listening in 2019? Me!💁
mjai oldman (10 hours ago)
i'm here
Dolores Romero Ruiz (1 day ago)
yo!!y me tiene loca
Crabby Creates (2 days ago)
I'm listening. 70 years old this year.
Ericka Brath (3 days ago)
I just took some acid it’s even better now
Buck Neked (5 days ago)
Who's converting songs like this to mp3 format in 2019?
sammy scotch (1 month ago)
I remember this on the radio all the time when I was 15, when life lasted forever
Scott Mc Fadyen (1 month ago)
God loves drugs
Joe Permenter (1 month ago)
Life's a fragile thing Harry. One minute you're eating a burger, the next, you're dead meat.
ticktack1 (1 month ago)
I like the way that the hurdy gurdy man hasn't got a monopoly on the drugs market, when donovan cleverly introduces the roly poly man at the end. But the big question is where's the ootchy cootchy man ?
Bonnie Fyffe (1 month ago)
<3
philipm06 (1 month ago)
How did I become the Roly Poly man?
Nicolas Celine (1 month ago)
One of my favourite Donovan song!
Wayne Church (1 month ago)
I know now that it was all a naive dream, but the artists of those days dreamed of peace through the commitment to peace of a generation of new thinkers. They didn't succeed in changing the nature of mankind, but they tried. It was a generation with a social purpose, and I am glad to have been a witness to it. Donovan was one of the first, but being Scottish, remained a bit obscure in North American consciousness. But he was original! And dig the lead guitar work of Jimmy Page on the record.
Joseph Melvin (1 month ago)
hurdy gurdy gurdy he sang zodiac 1968
Les Ger (1 month ago)
Where are Bonham & Page?
Fletch (1 month ago)
‘ This is the Zodiac speaking...I love this song! ‘
xmax1212 (1 month ago)
What a stupid song.
Querencias7 (1 month ago)
GREAT song by D. and that electric guitar solo ... simply superb.
Kenneth Russell (1 month ago)
From the 2007 movie "Zodiac"
Parris Young (1 month ago)
Rumor has it Bob Dylan met Donovan and reported later, "Nobody home." Does it matter? There is no one living in a cello either. I think Donovan is a fine instrument. Maybe his sort of absent innocent is what makes him such a fine vessel for certain types of music, like the "Hurdy Gurdy Man".
Daniel McCarthy (1 month ago)
Met Donovan in 1997 at the Rock Hall in Cleveland. 30th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. He was strolling around outside saying hello to everyone. Also there that day- Ken Kesey, Country Joe McDonald, Mountain Girl, Wavy Gravy, and many others.
Chris Kelly (1 month ago)
Wanker
Anezka Vidovic (1 month ago)
perfeito
Snarky Snickers (1 month ago)
Jimmy Page on guitar
Harris Rosenberg (1 month ago)
One of the greatest pop psychedelic 60s the essence of peace love and flower power one of the greatest psychedelic rock songs ever written recorded and played one of the greats of all time ever psychedelic acid rock ever the very Pinnacle of the Psychedelic movement
Thebay77 San Francisco (1 month ago)
Brilliant song
Roisin (1 month ago)
im love you donovan
Robert Blakemore (1 month ago)
When I was a kid I used to sing this song in front of a fan to get a double vibrato effect. Long live the 60s music.
Gonzalo Priale (1 month ago)
💜Prince's biggest influence💜
Fábio Henrique (1 month ago)
The Zodiac
Luca Savino (1 month ago)
Damn Donovan had quite a baby face! Btw this is one of the greatest psychedelic tune ever made.
Maryael (1 month ago)
<3
Elizabeth Gaspodnetich (1 month ago)
Damn that takes me back!!! One of the best songs, and singers, ever!!! I love the music of my youth. Behind these old eyes is a teenage soul dancing to the music in my mini dress and flowers in my hair. I wonder if this is what heaven is going to be.
Peter Sawiski (1 month ago)
any one see zodiac "fantastic"
GrtSatan (1 month ago)
The superb, cascading drumming makes this song.
Michael Igoe (1 month ago)
Christ, he gets some wild sounds out of that acoustic guitar.
Michael Igoe (1 month ago)
Loved this until I saw "Zodiac". Now it terrifies me.
Ang ell (1 month ago)
makes me feel relaxed and happy
shango12b (1 month ago)
If I had heroin, acid and crack, I would take it all and lay on the floor, hear colours and pay this on repeat.
Richard O'Connor (1 month ago)
Hey man, far out.
Galen Solomon (2 months ago)
nervous much?

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