Mudcat Café message #3174046 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: greg stephens
21-Jun-11 - 02:48 PM
Thread Name: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
Subject: RE: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
I think the success of Lonnie's Rock Island Line was the most important British cultural event in my life time(so far!). When you think of the explosion of music that it gave rise to, turning Britain from a feeble backwater into centre stage musically speaking. Amazing what you can with three chords and a washboard(though not a tea chest in Lonnie's case).