Rock Hall To Host 2012 Inductee Donovan For Hall Of Fame Series Interview

Folk-poet, 60’s icon, and 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Donovan will return to Cleveland on Tuesday, September 10th for a Hall of Fame Series Interview, hosted by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Set to take place at Cuyahoga Community College’s Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts in the Black Box Theater (adjacent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives) on at 7 p.m., the event is free with a reservation (Important note: Tickets will available to Rock Hall Members ONLY beginning Wednesday, September 4 at 10 a.m. EST. There is a two reservation limit per person.).

Dr. Lauren Onkey, vice president of education and public programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will conduct the interview and questions will be taken from the audience immediately following the conversation.

Donovan was a key figure on the Sixties music scene during its creative explosion. A Celtic folk-poet, singer and guitarist with an adventurous musical mind, he wrote and recorded some of the decade’s most memorable songs, including “Catch the Wind,” “Sunshine Superman,” “Mellow Yellow” and “Hurdy Gurdy Man.” He charted a dozen Top 40 hits in the U.S. and a nearly equal number in the U.K. His songs have been covered by hundreds of artists, notably Jefferson Airplane (“Fat Angel”), Al Kooper and Stephen Stills (“Season of the Witch”) and the Allman Brothers Band (whose “Mountain Jam” was based on Donovan’s “There Is a Mountain”).

Donovan’s new album Shadows of Blue is available for download at, and a special edition CD of the album will be available for sale exclusively at this Hall of Fame Series event. Donovan will sign copies of Shadows of Blue directly after the event.

The Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts is near the corner of Woodland Avenue and East 30th Street, in a shared building with the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives. For a map of the Tri-C Metro Campus, CLICK HERE.

For more information on this and other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum education and public programs, visit


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About Carl Harp // Staff Writer

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