Mac MacLeod was a peripheral but interesting part of the British folk and folk-rock scene in the '60s. He intersected with several notable artists with much higher profiles, though he himself seldom managed to put out records. He's probably most recognized (though not by many listeners) for his associations with Donovan. There were similarities between his and Donovan's music, as both assimilated aspects of folk, blues, rock, and psychedelic styles. MacLeod grew up in St. Albans, less than an hour from London, and got involved in the burgeoning U.K. folk community in the early '60s. He busked with John Renbourn and in the mid-'60s, he was briefly part of a duo with Maddy Prior, years before she rose to fame with Steeleye Span. He was also friendly with Donovan and says he showed Donovan how to fingerpick and clawhammer the guitar, as ...
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