Lonnie Donegan Backing Tracks – Cumberland Gap … Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavour … Gambling Man … Jack O’ Diamonds … My Old Man’s A Dustman … Rock Island Line …
Lonnie Donegan – Anthony James Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002), known as Lonnie Donegan, was a Scottish skiffle singer, songwriter and musician, referred to as the King of Skiffle, who influenced 1960s British pop musicians. 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 Novello lifetime achievement award in 1997 and in 2000 he was made an MBE.
On 3 November 2002, aged 71, Lonnie Donegan was part-way through a UK tour and suffered a fatal heart attack. He had been due to perform at a memorial concert for George Harrison in the Royal Albert Hall, London.
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Lonnie Donegan Backing Tracks
Cumberland Gap … Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavour … Gambling Man … Jack O’ Diamonds … My Old Man’s A Dustman … Rock Island Line …
Lonnie Donegan was born in Scotland. His father was a musician and the youngster first picked up a guitar at around age nine. He enjoyed listening to music and for a time settled on American blues and jazz before joining his first band. He was conscripted into the military from 1949 until 1951 and formed his own band once he was demobbed. In the mid1950’s they recorded the song “Rock Island Line” which was a huge hit.