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Posted By: GUEST,matt milton
19-Sep-10 - 02:50 PM
Thread Name: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
Subject: RE: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
I think it's a silly thing to contemplate, because you answer your own question in your opening post. He was the most successful of a huge wave of (skiffle) music: british kids grabbing guitars and emulating hillbilly and "race" records.

Lonnie Donegan had to exist. Inevitable. just like Elvis. just like the Beatles. just like Robert Johnson. That's how epochs, trends and music work.