Classic 45's Jukebox

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Hurdy Gurdy Man by Donovan

Label: Epic 10345
Year: 1968
Condition: M
Price: $35.00

Here's a beautiful, Mint copy of one of the most interesting tracks in Donovan's catalogue. Here is a description from the website:Released in May 1968, his next single was the swirling psychedelic nugget 'The Hurdy Gurdy Man', a song he originally intended for his old friend and guitar mentor Mac MacLeod who had a heavy rock band called Hurdy Gurdy. Donovan had also considered giving it to Jimi Hendrix, but when Mickie Most heard it, he convinced Donovan that the song was a sure-fire single and that he should record it himself. Donovan tried to get Hendrix to play on the recording, but he was on tour and unavailable for the session. In his place they brought in a brilliant young British guitarist, Allan Holdsworth. Jimmy Page also played on the session, and it is believed that John Paul Jones may have played bass with (possibly) John Bonham on drums. If so, this would make it the first recorded performance featuring the three future members of Led Zeppelin. Both Jones and Page have stated that the idea of Led Zeppelin was formed during the Hurdy Gurdy Man sessions.

The B side is a non-album track. Note: This beautiful copy comes in a Near Mint picture sleeve. The 45 itself has no notable flaws, grading Mint across the board (Labels, Vinyl, Audio), with simply awesome sound. The picture sleeve is nearly flawless with just a touch of storage wear.


 2020-07-17  n/a