From the Donovan Facebook page:
DONOVAN TO RECEIVE RARE JOHN LENNON REAL LOVE TRIBUTE
DONOVAN will be the 3rd Recipient of the JOHN LENNON REAL LOVE TRIBUTE AWARD September 3 2016 in SYMPHONY SPACE New York City. DONOVAN is only the 3rd to receive this special honor in the 35 year history of THEATRE WITHIN’s annual celebration of JOHN LENNON’s work and charities.
DONOVAN as the main artist that night, will perform an extended hour of music and will sing many of John’s songs including those Donovan helped John write from the tuition he gave John in India when they were studying TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION.
DONOVAN taught John a finger-style guitar method in India and a set of UNIQUE DONOVAN CHORD STRUCTURES which opened up a new horizon of songwriting for John, and John wrote DEAR PRUDENCE, JULIA and other John songs on THE WHITE ALBUM. Donovan also helped John write JULIA.
Paul and George also received the tuition in India and they wrote BLACKBIRD and WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS, among other songs.
GEORGE HARRISON in THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY video said,
“DONOVAN IS ALL OVER THE WHITE ALBUM”.
“It was a pleasure and amazing to see the new styles of songwriting that emerged form John, Paul and George from my tuition, and most touching was when John asked me to help him write a song about a childhood he never had, with his mother JULIA.
John said in India, I was the best Children’s Songwriter and could I help him with JULIA.
At my Tribute concert I will unveil a song John wrote through me after John dropped the body.
I ‘Channeled’ this song from John.
Come to my Tribute Concert to hear this amazing ‘Chanelled’ song from John, and support John and Yoko’s Charities and remember
PEACE BEGINS WITHIN!