WHERE: Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)
TO RSVP: This event is free with a reservation. Visit http://tickets.rockhall.com or in-person at the Rock Hall Box Office. Tickets will become available to Rock Hall Members ONLY on Wednesday, September 4 at 10 a.m. EST. There is a two reservation limit per person.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a Hall of Fame Series interview with 2012 inductee Donovan 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 Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. 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 http://www.donovan.ie, 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.
For the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s complete biography on Donovan, visit http://rockhall.com/inductees/donovan/.
The Hall of Fame Series, which began in April 1996, is a cornerstone of the Museum’s curatorial and educational efforts. By bringing inductees to Cleveland (and occasionally to venues in other parts of the country) on a regular basis, the series offers audiences rare and unique access to Hall of Famers in an intimate setting. Formats for these once-in-a-lifetime events have inspired spontaneous conversation and impromptu performances, special presentations, and audience-participation question and answer sessions. The series celebrates the careers of some of rock music’s biggest names and allows the public to learn about the history and influence of rock and roll from the people who made it. Each Hall of Fame Series is audio and/or videotaped for use in the Museum’s future Library and Archives.