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 Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan

Birth
Glasgow City, Scotland
Death 3 Nov 2002 (aged 71)
England
Burial Cremated, Specifically: Ashes taken to Spain
Memorial ID 6944447 · View Source
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British Pop Singer. Best known for novelty songs like 'My Old Man's a Dustman,' Lonnie Donegan enjoyed a worldwide reputation among musicians as exalted as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Van Morrison. Donegan's enthusiastic espousal of skiffle, blues, gospel and American folk music was instrumental in igniting the 1960s British blues revival. He was born in Glasgow in 1931, the son of a classical violinist. Christened Anthony James Donegan, he became known as Lonnie in the early 1950s when an over-excited master of ceremonies confused him with the American guitarist Lonnie Johnson.

Bio by: Paul Grant


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Paul Grant
  • Added: 22 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6944447
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lonnie Donegan (29 Apr 1931–3 Nov 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6944447, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, who reports a Ashes taken to Spain.