Donovan

Album: Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches (1990)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Inspired by playing Donovan's Greatest Hits on their tour bus, Happy Mondays included this track in his honor on their third album, Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches. Frontman Shaun Ryder went one further by later fathering a child with Donovan's daughter Oriole Nebula.
  • Donovan told NME: "It's always an honour even if you're being put down in a song because you're being spoken about. I was very happy to be honoured by the Mondays and I didn't mind that they nicked my tune either!"

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo Lyric

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo LyricMusic Quiz

In this quiz, spot the artist who put Romeo into a song lyric.

Concert Disasters

Concert DisastersFact or Fiction

Ozzy biting a dove? Alice Cooper causing mayhem with a chicken? Creed so bad they were sued? See if you can spot the real concert mishaps.

Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds

Jim McCarty of The YardbirdsSongwriter Interviews

The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.

Leslie West of Mountain

Leslie West of MountainSongwriter Interviews

From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The Remasters

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The RemastersSong Writing

Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.

Chris Squire of Yes

Chris Squire of YesSongwriter Interviews

One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.