As all Afterworders already know, any and all great music composed since the early 60s is indebted to one man and one man alone – take a bow DONOVAN (oh! you already have).
Now I see that the great man is dedicating a concert in April at London’s Cadogan Hall to Greta Thunberg.
But, thank the Lord for DONOVAN, for without him poor Greta would be lost:
The pioneer songwriter of Ecology will perform his classic Top 20 hits with his young band (‘Mellow Yellow’, ‘Sunshine Superman’, ‘The Hurdy Hurdy Man’, ‘Season of The Witch’, ‘Jennifer Juniper’, ‘There is a Mountain’, ‘Catch The Wind’, ‘Colours’, ‘Universal Soldier’) plus selections from his new release, Eco-Song, 21 climate change compositions by Donovan.
Donovan stood alone among his superstar peers singing out his climate change warning to the world. Donovan says, ‘It took 50 years from my first climate change protest song in 1968 and now, at last, here comes Greta the Great! It’s about time… and we have so little time left!’
Just think, without DONOVAN writing that first song there would be no Friends Of The Earth, no Greenpeace, no climate activists and Greta would still be in school. The world would be inevitably doomed. Out last chance would be gone.
DONOVAN stood alone – mercy, mercy me, just think no other artists thought of singing songs to the last whale, about cars polluting the air, about poisoned water, about damage caused by mining bosses or anything. No, indeed DONOVAN stood alone. The one man singing songs about saving the planet. A prophet! A messiah!
The planet is blessed to have this saviour still among us.
That you DONOVAN, we owe our existence to you.