Posted by: bobroth | March 24, 2010

Benefit Concert at the El Rey in LA

David, Donovan and Friends Support the Lynch Foundation Big-time

Last Friday, March 19, at the historic El Rey Theatre on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles, the great ’60s singer/songwriter Donovan headlined a music-packed benefit concert for the David Lynch Foundation with loads of big-time LA-based musicians. The Theatre was jammed, the music was fantastic, and the cause was great—teach a million at-risk kids to meditate… Here are a few photos from that very lovely, very loud evening…

The El Rey is considered one of LA's original Art Deco theatres... It has gorgeous interiors, an intimate feeling, and holds about 1,000 (squinched in, standing up) people...

Rarely have I spoke to a crowd less interested in what I had to say! They were eager for me to introduce David Lynch and then listen to Donovan. No worries, I was too!

Take it, Dave!

Everybody loves David!

Everybody loves David!

Donovan has been at it for over 40 years, and yet the guy has not lost a thing... His voice is still incredibly rich and melodic, his music still stirs the soul, and his commitment to David and the Foundation is deeply moving...

"Mellow Yellow," "Hurdy Gurdy Man," "Season of the Witch," "Atlantis," etc. — Donovan performed for over an hour with a killer backup band and guest musicians organized by his son-in-law, Jason...

Backstage with Brit comic and actor (and DLF supporter) Russell Brand, Donovan, Emily Stofle Lynch (David's wife), and my hero, David. Good times...

Planning for what's next...

Photos credited to Adam Latham

A fabulous evening all the way around… And thanks to the incredible generosity of all involved, the David Lynch Foundation raised a good amount of money (still being counted) for a program to teach Transcendental Meditation to at-risk school kids as well as young girls (ages 11 to 17) in Los Angeles who have been victimized by prostitution.

Love these events but also happy when they are over… (I am getting a bit old for rock concerts!)

Thanks for listening…


*You may also like to read a great article by Dr. Thomas Egenes on the Yoga Sutras.


  1. […] There are two nice ones that include Russ. To see them (including a larger version of the one above), check out Bobby’s blog. […]

  2. Great pics and commentary, Bobby! Thanks!

  3. Russell looks happy, good job.

  4. Planning for what’s next? hmm. I’m intrigued.

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