Mudcat Café message #1386912 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77595   Message #1386912
Posted By: Roger the Skiffler
24-Jan-05 - 10:06 AM
Thread Name: Early Lonnie Recording
Subject: RE: Early Lonnie Recording
I believe Ken learned guitar (he was an upside-down lefty player)on a righthand guitar he bought or borrowed off a fellow crewman on the boat coming back from New Orleans. Lonnie always claims he bought a banjo ( I assume he already played guitar) in order to to join the first band ?Crane River JB? and when it was obvious he couldn't play it, Chris B who'd studied bass as his second instrument at the Royal Academy Of Music showed him how to figure out chords. That's how Lonnie told it. I always thought he was too modest about his own guitar playing. He also claimed to be one of the first UK artists to buy a Martin guitar but who knows?!!

RtS