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Donovan: Royal Albert Hall, London

Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 21 January 1967

THAT THERE is still room for audacious youth in 1967 is a good sign. Donovan is an audacious youth, and in the vast monument to culture known as the Royal Albert Hall, he proved that a little talent can be stretched to the limits of credulity, and completely mesmerise a vast concourse of sophisticated people. For this is Donovan's real success — as a young martyr, a symbol and figurehead of a movement, not as a song writer, guitar player or singer.

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