Lonnie Donegan

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by Lonnie Donegan

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Anthony James Donegan, 29 April 1931, Glasgow, Scotland, d. 4 November 2002, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. Donegan, as ‘The King Of Skiffle’, became a more homogeneous UK equivalent to Elvis Presley than Tommy Steele. Donegan’ s mother was Irish and his father Scottish, and from the age of two he was raised in East Ham, London. Steeped in traditional jazz and its by-products, Donegan was a guitarist in a skiffle band before a spell in the army found him drumming in the... Read more

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