1946 - Today


Donovan Phillips Leitch (born 10 May 1946) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, 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 2,965,443 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 443rd most popular musician.

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  • 54.18

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  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Donovan ranks 443 out of 2,258Before him are Elmore James, Krystian Zimerman, Eddie Van Halen, Van Cliburn, John Frusciante, and Jelly Roll Morton. After him are Yann Tiersen, Geezer Butler, Phil Rudd, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Géza Anda, and Carlos Puebla.

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Among people born in 1946, Donovan ranks 138Before him are Thongloun Sisoulith, Jan Kodeš, Patrick Head, Sonia Gandhi, John Heard, and Jesualdo Ferreira. After him are Alpha Oumar Konaré, Malcolm McLaren, Semion Mogilevich, Richard Axel, Pēteris Vasks, and George Young.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Donovan ranks 1,441 out of 5,347Before him are John Gould (1804), Bill Foulkes (1932), Jill Ireland (1936), Richard J. Roberts (1943), Elizabeth Blount (1500), and John Toshack (1949). After him are Mary Somerville (1780), Geezer Butler (1949), Edward Young (1683), William George Horner (1786), William Beckford (1760), and Antony Flew (1923).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Donovan ranks 84Before him are Johnny Clegg (1953), Stevie Young (1956), Bob Klose (1945), John Entwistle (1944), Greg Lake (1947), and Chris Martin (1977). After him are Geezer Butler (1949), Martin Gore (1961), Glenn Tipton (1947), Thom Yorke (1968), George Young (1946), and Bill Ward (1948).