Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group


Years active 1949 - 2002

always klick on pic’s.

Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland

Born April 29, 1931, Died Nov. 3, 2002 (aged 71), Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England


Discogr. & Info! Lonnie Donegan


Anthony James Donegan MBE

(29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002), known as Lonnie Donegan, was a British skiffle singer, songwriter and musician, referred to as the "King of Skiffle", who influenced 1960s British pop musicians. Born in Scotland and raised in England from the age of 1, the British Hit Singles & Albums lists him as "Britain's most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles”. Donegan had 31 UK Top 30 single hits, 24 being successive and three at number one. He was the first British male singer with two US Top 10 hits. Donegan received an Ivor Novellolifetime achievement award in 1997 and in 2000 he was made an MBE.

Life:  Lonnie Donegan was born Anthony James Donegan in BridgetonGlasgowScotland, on 29 April 1931. He was the son of an Irish mother and a Scots father, a professional violinist who had played with the Scottish National Orchestra. In 1933, he moved with his family to East Ham in East London. Donegan was evacuated to Cheshire to escape the Blitz in the Second World War and attended college in AltrinchamDonegan married three times. He had two daughters by his first wife, Maureen Tyler (divorced 1962), a son and a daughter by his second wife, Jill Westlake (divorced 1971), and three sons by his third wife, Sharon, whom he married in 1977… Read the original text here >>> Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan The Collection (1956-1963)” Castle CCSLP 223 [1989]

Rock Island Line - 1956

Mule Skinner Blues - 1958

Lost John - 1958

Bring A Little Water Sylvie - 1962

Pick A Bale Of Cotton - 1962

This Train - 1963

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