Mudcat Café message #3174633 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Murray MacLeod
22-Jun-11 - 01:33 PM
Thread Name: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
Subject: RE: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
No Lonnie Donegan thread would be complete without acknowledgment of Denny Wright, the guitarist who provided some of the most stunning lead breaks ever on Lonnie's hits. Sadly, there are, AFAIK, no videos extant of LD and Denny Wright playing together.

I saw Lonnie play once, in 1964 in the Place Jazz Club in Edinburgh, in 1965. I went along primarily to see Denny Wright, but to my intense disappointment, he was no longer in the band, in fact my recollection is that there was no lead player, just a bass player and a drummer. I do remember that LD did some fancy work on his acoustic guitar (a small bodied Martin as I recollect) he was no slouch as a guitar player.