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A Poet He Is, But The Messiah? Not Donovan

Loraine Alterman, GO, 8 November 1968

GLASGOW'S GENTLEST son, Donovan, breezed into the Plaza Nine Room at New York's famous Plaza Hotel for a press conference. Wearing lavender trousers, a blue shirt and a red vinyl jacket, Donovan answered questions from a variety of underground bearded types who seemed to think he was the Messiah.

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