He was the first artist to be signed to CBS/Epic Records by the new administrative vice-president, Clive Davis. Donovan and Most collaborated on hit albums and singles between 1965 and 1970.
He became a friend of pop musicians including Joan Baez, Brian Jones and The Beatles. He taught John Lennon a finger-picking guitar style in 1968. Donovan's commercial fortunes waned after parting with Most in 1969, and he left the industry for a time.
In the chilly hours and minutes. Of uncertainty, I want to be. In the warm hold of your loving mind.
To feel you all around me. And to take your hand, along the sand. Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.
When sundown pales the sky. I want to hide a while, behind your smile. And everywhere I'd look, your eyes I'd find.
For me to love you now. Would be the sweetest thing. That would make me sing. Ah, but I may as well, try and catch the wind.
When rain has hung the leaves with tears. I want you near, to kill my fears. To help me to leave all my blues behind.
For standin' in your heart. Is where I want to be, and I long to be. Ah, but I may as well, try and catch the wind.
Ah, but I may as well, try and catch the wind.