Mudcat Café message #1532673 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65947   Message #1532673
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Day
01-Aug-05 - 11:42 AM
Thread Name: Lonnie Donegan: Whatcha All Fink Of Him
Subject: RE: Lonnie Donegan: Whatcha All Fink Of Him
Lonnie really started the Skiffle craze and many groups started because of him.Wasboard players,Base players playing a tea chest with a broom handle and a chord,guitarists all started their little groups and probably went on to form rock groups or even became Folk Artists.
I have somewhere some really old 8 inch diameter 78s of Lonnie,but my real favourites have already been mentioned.
I enjoyed his stage performances but I cannot say I liked his attitude off stage.He was a superb banjo player and was an X jazz musician, I think with Chris Barber in his band.