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Donovan, Rishikesh and Finger picking
« on: August 23, 2014, 04:15:26 AM »

I've always read that Donovan taught John the finger picking technique during their time in Rishikesh and that John then went on to use it in several of the songs he wrote while there. I'm just wondering if any of you have come across any accounts that dispute this.
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Re: Donovan, Rishikesh and Finger picking
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 07:30:59 AM »

Seems likely as I think I read that he did the same for Paul, who he was closer to, around the same time, and subsequent songs like 'Blackbird' certainly hint at this.
Wasn't 'Rocky Raccoon' essentially a McCartney/Donovan composition?
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Re: Donovan, Rishikesh and Finger picking
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 07:42:07 AM »

Wasn't 'Rocky Raccoon' essentially a McCartney/Donovan composition?

Paul, John and Donovan spun it out of a jam session while in Rishikesh from what I've read. The creativity must have been palpable in that time and place.
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Re: Donovan, Rishikesh and Finger picking
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 11:54:38 PM »

While John, Paul and Donovan were busy composing, George and Ringo were seriously meditating with the yogi...


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jHuEvnY6_M" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jHuEvnY6_M</a>





Both of them!  ;D
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