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Thread #168904   Message #4080110
Posted By: The Sandman
18-Nov-20 - 01:12 PM
Thread Name: The late great Lonnie Donegan (1931-2002)
Subject: RE: The late great Lonnie Donegan (1931-2002)
lonnie donegan was originally a jazz banjo guitar player , he was allowed to do a song spot for a short time to give the rest of the band a rest
While in Ken Colyer's Jazzmen with Chris Barber, Donegan sang and played guitar and banjo in their Dixieland set. He began playing with two other band members during the intervals, to provide what posters called a "skiffle" break, a name suggested by Ken Colyer's brother, Bill, after the Dan Burley Skiffle Group of the 1930s. In 1954 Colyer left, and the band became Chris Barber's Jazz Band