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Donovan's Concert for Meditation for At-Risk Schoolkids

John Rabe and Donovan at the Mohn Broadcast Center. Monday, March 8.
John Rabe and Donovan at the Mohn Broadcast Center. Monday, March 8.
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Donovan, the icon of 1960s music, is still going strong. He has a concert at the El Rey Theatre Friday, March 19th, and he came to KPCC’s new Mohn Broadcast Center in Pasadena to record an interview and sing some of his hits. The concert is a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation, which is dedicated to helping at-risk kids learn to meditate to lower their stress levels.

Listen to the short version of the interview above, or COME INSIDE to hear the full interview, which includes the full versions of "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Catch the Sun."

(Donovan at the orange wall of the MBC. Credit: John Rabe)

We’re using the occasion of Donovan's performance at MBC to launch an occasional series of special Off-Ramp podcasts. I mean, somebody who learned to meditate with the Beatles and had 11 #1 hits deserves more than 6 minutes … especially when he’s willing to play cool tunes like “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” one of the weirdest and most wonderful songs of the 1960s.

Click here to listen to the half-hour interview. And remember, if you sign up for the Off-Ramp podcast, you'll ALWAYS get all of our special programs.