(Englewood, New Jersey-May 2, 2017) Donovan: Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour comes to bergenPAC Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 8PM. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC’s Box Office at (201) 227-1030.Donovan
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his #1 hit “Sunshine Superman,” Donovan has announced a U.S. tour that includes a rare performance at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. The single “Sunshine Superman” rose to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 3, 1966.
After a breakthrough and historic period of hit recordings, Donovan actively and consistently performed live, and today remains a towering icon of rock’s golden age. He met and traded songs with Bob Dylan during Dylan’s 1965 U.K. tour and, as an influence on the Beatles, was at Abbey Road Studios for the final recording session for “A Day in the Life,” the last song on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Then, while on a trip with the Beatles to see the Maharishi, he taught John, Paul and George to fingerpick, which gave us “Blackbird,” “Julia” and “Dear Prudence,” among other songs on the White Album. For a time, his sidemen were John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page (with John Bonham occasionally coming by).
It was said at his 2012 Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame induction that, at age 16, “Donovan singlehandedly initiated the psychedelic revolution with (the album) Sunshine Superman.” The recording announced “flower power” for the first time.
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