Lonnie Donnegan, UK musician (1931-2002) 'The King of Skiffle'. One of the most successful recording artists of the pre-Beatles era, he had three UK number one hits and numerous top 10 entries in the 1950s and 60s, including 'My Old Man's a Dustman', 'Cumberland Gap', and 'Puttin' on the Style'. Many of today's musicians claim that it was he who inspired them to take up the guitar.
'Skiffle king' Donegan Dies
Report from BBC News about the death of Lonnie Donegan. Includes a brief biography, and tributes from other musicians.
Lonnie Donegan
Biography, and 1950s and 1960s 45rpm UK discography.
Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group
Brief biography from Tom Simon.
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