Mellow Yellow: DONOVAN

Australian singles charts:
Mellow Yellow entered the Kent charts on 26 November 1966 and peaked at #8. The song was #64 on the Top 100 of 1966.

The song is on Mellow Yellow, recorded at Abbey Road Studio London and released in 1967.

Donovan Leitch

In an interview with the June 18, 2011 edition of the NME, Donovan was asked what the song was actually about. He replied: “Quite a few things. Being mellow, laid-back, chilled out. ‘They call me Mellow Yellow, I’m the guy who can calm you down.’ [John] Lennon and I used to look in the back of newspapers and pull out funny things and they’d end up in songs. So it’s about being cool, laid-back, and also the electrical bananas that were appearing on the scene – which were ladies vibrators.”
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