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Posted By: Roger the Skiffler
19-Sep-10 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
Subject: RE: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
The skiffle boom may have been smaller, but Ken Colyer had already kicked it off. However, the "top ten" success of LD, only surpassed by the Beatles, undoubtedly led a wider public to a)American folk and blues previously only familiar to trad jazz enthusiasts, and b) to a remarkable surge in the sale of guitars (and to a lesser extent, banjos)and a desire to play them, many of those players then gravitated to different styles of music.
Incidentally, the Peter Donegan Band (LD's last band led by his son) is at the Camberley Theatre 13th Oct and presumable touring elsewhere. See you there.
(...and of course I might not have been posting on Mudcat if it hadn't been for St lonnie)