During this period, he taught George Harrison and John Lennon guitar playing techniques and “ultimately influenced” The White Album. He also studied Transcendental Meditation with the band during their ultimately unsatisfactory Indian sojourn with the Maharishi.
Hosted jointly by TCD School of English and Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute, the talk will take place on October 21st and is timed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' concerts in Dublin's Adelphi Theatre in November 1963.
Donovan has just released his new album, Shadows of Blue, which he recorded in Nashville. He will also play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on October 26th.