Here is some background information on the song from The Sunshine Superman Songfacts: Donovan was good friends with The Beatles and they were both making very innovative and trippy music at the time. Donovan's producer Mickie Most told him not to play this to Paul McCartney under any circumstances, because he knew McCartney would be tempted to do something similar. Originally, this was subtitled "For John And Paul," a reference to Lennon and McCartney.
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