Song

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.

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

Songwriter:
Donovan Leitch

Songfacts:
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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