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Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan

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birthday
29th
April, 1931
Death
3rd
November, 2002
Birth Place
Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

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 and rock musicians. Born in Scotland and raised in England, he was Britain’s most successful and influential recording artist before the Beatles.
Donegan had 31 UK top 30 hit singles, 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 Novello lifetime achievement award in 1995 and, in 2000, he was made an MBE.

instruments played
banjo
Guitar
Vocals
Also Known As

The King of Skiffle

Associated Acts

Tony Donegan Jazz Band Chris Barber's Jazz Band Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group

Birth Name

Anthony James Donegan

Genres

Skiffle traditional pop blues folk country

Years Active

1949 2002

Name

Lonnie Donegan

Nationality

United Kingdom

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