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GUEST,Roger Rettig Lonnie Donegan (184* d) RE: Lonnie Donegan 11 Feb 07


Stan Stennett was appearing with Lonnie in variety somewhere - could have been Wales - in the late 1950s. Denny was taken ill and Stan did deputise. I recall this being reported in the Fan Club Magazine and the music press, and I met Stennett many years later at a function gig I did in the '80s. He confirmed that it did happen.

I think that Denny may have genuinely been unwell, as this was for more than one night. I'm not sure about that.

Sorry I forgot - I'd meant to respond to your query, but got all carried away about guitars.

Now I have another theory - suppose the 'Sundown' guitar was, in fact, Lonnie's very first 000-21? He could have had the large pick-guard fitted later. He was very hard on instruments, and all his guitars had the tops worn away between the bridge and the 'guard - maybe the 000-21 finally had a hole worn in the top (I've seen that happen!) and he had a custom refin job.....



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