Born 29 April 1931. Died 3 November 2002
Lonnie Donegan is the stage name of Anthony James Donegan (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002). He was a British singer, songwriter and musician and is revered as the King of Skiffle. He greatly influenced many famous 1960s British pop musicians. The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums states that Donegan was "Britain's most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles". He had 31 UK Top 30 single hits, 24 being successive and three being number ones. He was the first British male singer to score 2 U.S. Top 10 hits. Donegan received an Ivor Novello lifetime achievement award in 1997 and in 2000 he was made an MBE.
Clips (1)Latest ClipLonnie Donegan enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
Tracks (32)Last Played on BBCDoes Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Over Night)
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