Donovan Leitch

For a brief period, Scottish folk singer Donovan was a key figure in the psychedelic rock movement of the late 1960s thanks to a string of singles, including "Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow," "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and ... Read more »
Born: 05/09/1946

Filmography

Music (85)

Minions 2015 (Movie)

("Mellow Yellow") (Song)

Minions 2015 (Movie)

("Mellow Yellow") (Song Performer)

A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014 (Movie)

("Atlantis") (Song)

A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014 (Movie)

("Atlantis") (Song Performer)

Better Living Through Chemistry 2014 (Movie)

("Season Of The Witch") (Song Performer)

Better Living Through Chemistry 2014 (Movie)

("Season Of The Witch") (Song)

Sightseers 2013 (Movie)

("Season Of The Witch") (Song)

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Dark Shadows 2012 (Movie)

("Season Of The Witch") (Song)

Dark Shadows 2012 (Movie)

("Season Of The Witch") (Song Performer)

ParaNorman 2012 (Movie)

("Season Of The Witch") (Song)

The Music Never Stopped 2011 (Movie)

("Mellow Yellow") (Song Performer)

The Music Never Stopped 2011 (Movie)

("Mellow Yellow") (Song)

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

("Sunshine Superman") (Song Performer)

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

("Sunshine Superman") (Song)

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

("Season Of The Witch") (Song Performer)

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

("Season Of The Witch") (Song)

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

("Catch The Wind") (Song Performer)

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

("Catch The Wind") (Song)

Sex Drive 2008 (Movie)

("Atlantis") (Song Performer)

Sex Drive 2008 (Movie)

("Atlantis") (Song)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

("Season Of The Witch") (Song Performer)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

("Season Of The Witch") (Song)

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium 2007 (Movie)

("Jenifer Juniper") (Song)

Music Within 2007 (Movie)

("Sunshine Superman") (Song Performer)

Music Within 2007 (Movie)

("Sunshine Superman") (Song)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

("Hurdy Gurdy Man") (Song Performer)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

("Hurdy Gurdy Man") (Song)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("Season of the Witch") (Song Performer)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("Hurdy Gurdy Man") (Song)

Children of Men 2006 (Movie)

("There is an Ocean") (Song)

Children of Men 2006 (Movie)

("There is an Ocean") (Song Performer)

Flicka 2006 (Movie)

("Catch The Wind") (Song)

Flicka 2006 (Movie)

("Catch The Wind") (Song Performer)

Man of the Year 2006 (Movie)

("Hurdy Gurdy Man") (Song Performer)

Man of the Year 2006 (Movie)

("Hurdy Gurdy Man") (Song)

One Bright Shining Moment 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

("Atlantis") (Song)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Performer

Spun 2003 (Movie)

("Hurdy Gurdy Man") (Song Performer)

Spun 2003 (Movie)

("Hurdy Gurdy Man") (Song)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

("Sunshine Superman") (Song)

XXX 2002 (Movie)

("Mellow Yellow") (Song)

A Room for Romeo Brass 2000 (Movie)

("Colours") (Song Performer)

A Room for Romeo Brass 2000 (Movie)

("Colours") (Song)

Steal This Movie 2000 (Movie)

songs("Season of the Witch" "Mellow Yellow") (Song)

Bowfinger 1999 (Movie)

("Legend Of a Cowgirl") (Song)

Election 1999 (Movie)

("Jennifer Juniper") (Song Performer)

Election 1999 (Movie)

("Jennifer Juniper") (Song)

The Limey 1999 (Movie)

("Colours") (Song)

Virtual Sexuality 1999 (Movie)

("Legend of a Cowgirl (contains 'Sunshine Superman')") (Song)

Blues Brothers 2000 1998 (Movie)

("Season of the Witch") (Song)

Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

("Jersey Thursday") (Song Performer)

Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

One Night Stand 1997 (Movie)

("Charlie, Happy Birthday") (Song Performer)

One Night Stand 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 (Movie)

("Donovan (Live Version)") (Song)

Sleepers 1996 (Movie)

("Hurdy Gurdy Man") (Song Performer)

Sleepers 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

To Die For 1995 (Movie)

("Season of the Witch") (Song Performer)

To Die For 1995 (Movie)

("Season of the Witch") (Song)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

("Hurdy Gurdy Man") (Song)

Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

("Mellow Yellow") (Song Performer)

Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

("Atlantis") (Song Performer)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

("Atlantis") (Song)

I Love You to Death 1990 (Movie)

("Crazy Daisy") (Song Performer)

I Love You to Death 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

84 Charlie MoPic 1989 (Movie)

("Catch the Wind" "Susan on the West Coast Waiting") (Song Performer)

84 Charlie MoPic 1989 (Movie)

songs (Song)

84 Charlie MoPic 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Lost Angels 1989 (Movie)

("Mellow Yellow") (Song)

Walking After Midnight 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

(Secret Police Choir Member) (Music)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

("Season of the Witch") (Song Performer)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

(Song)

Between Wars 1974 (Movie)

("Abba Dabba Honeymoon") (Song)

Brother Sun, Sister Moon 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

The Pied Piper 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium 1969 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium 1969 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Poor Cow 1968 (Movie)

("Be Not Too Hard" "Colours" "Poor Love") (Song Performer)

Poor Cow 1968 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Poor Cow 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Don't Look Back 1967 (Movie)

("To Sing For You") (Song Performer)
Actor (12)

John Lennon's Jukebox 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Beatle Wives: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Festival 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Walking After Midnight 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Pied Piper 1971 (Movie)

The Piper (Actor)

Superstars in Film Concert 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium 1969 (Movie)

Youth Hostel Singer (Actor)

Don't Look Back 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

For a brief period, Scottish folk singer Donovan was a key figure in the psychedelic rock movement of the late 1960s thanks to a string of singles, including "Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow," "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Atlantis" which hovered along an axis of beat poetry, jazz grooves and lysergic lyrical content. He had emerged only a few years prior as an earnest folk singer, inspired by English and American traditional music, but found it difficult to avoid unflattering comparisons to Bob Dylan. He resurfaced in 1966 with the funky, flighty "Sunshine Superman," which soon established him as a kindred spirit to the counterculture movement. The end of the hippie era in the early 1970s also brought Donovan's time on the charts to a close, and by the 1980s, he and his music were largely museum pieces. The early '90s saw renewed interest in his material thanks to the British alternative scene, which echoed his melting pot approach of psychedelia, dance grooves and rock volume. Donovan settled comfortably into his status as a grandfatherly emissary from the flower power past, issuing his fragrant messages of love and freedom to audiences of new and old fans alike. His induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame firmly cemented his position as one of the 1960s' most creative figures.

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