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Donovan Phillips Leitch (born 10 May 1946), mononymously known as Donovan, is a Scottish musician, songwriter, and record producer. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelic rock and world music (notably calypso). He has lived in Scotland, Hertfordshire (England), London, California, and—since at least 2008—in County Cork, Ireland, with his family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donovan has received more than 4,245,023 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Donovan is the 433rd most popular musician (up from 441st in 2019), the 1,438th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,439th in 2019) and the 84th most popular British Musician.

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Among musicians, Donovan ranks 433 out of 2,675Before him are Tommy Ramone, Nick Drake, Carlos Puebla, Manitas de Plata, Joe Pass, and Grace Slick. After him are Glenn Tipton, Franco Battiato, Gerry Mulligan, Peter Schreier, Tansen, and Dee Dee Ramone.

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Among people born in 1946, Donovan ranks 138Before him are Sonia Gandhi, Artur Jorge, Kabir Bedi, Ellison Onizuka, Pierino Prati, and Laurent Fabius. After him are Krister Henriksson, Brenda Blethyn, Alejandro Toledo, Craig Venter, Bernd Hölzenbein, and Héctor Yazalde.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Donovan ranks 1,438 out of 6,924Before him are George Stubbs (1724), Thomas Hicks (1876), John Eliot Gardiner (1943), Keith O'Brien (1938), J. Lee Thompson (1914), and Norman Lockyer (1836). After him are John Nelson Darby (1800), Glenn Tipton (1947), Peter Vaughan (1923), Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810), Robert Filmer (1588), and John Hume (1937).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Donovan ranks 84Before him are Bernie Taupin (1950), George Young (1946), Greg Lake (1947), Janick Gers (1957), Julian Bream (1933), and Stevie Young (1956). After him are Glenn Tipton (1947), Steve Hackett (1950), Tony Sheridan (1940), Elvis Costello (1954), Alvin Lee (1944), and Rick Astley (1966).