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Why Donovan’s Mellow Yellow Was Banned In Boston

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Epic Records - 1966

Epic Records – 1966

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Last week Donovan celebrated his 66th birthday.  Today one of his biggest hits is also one of my Turntable Tuesday tunes.  Mellow Yellow was his second biggest record, just behind Sunshine Superman.  It was a catchy melody with vague imagery that even my mom liked – go figure.  I spoke with Donovan a few years ago and asked about the song and why it was banned in Boston, not expecting the answer he gave.


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