Lonnie Donegan

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Birthday
29, 1931
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Nov 3, 2002 (71)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
29, 1931
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Nov 3, 2002 (71)

About

Scottish-born singer and songwriter whose more than twenty United Kingdom Top 30 hits include "Cumberland Gap," "Gamblin' Man," and "My Old Man's a Dustman." His music spanned the folk, jazz, and pop genres.

Before Fame

Early in his musical career, he played with Chris Barber's traditional jazz band.

Trivia

In the years before the Beatles' rise to rock-and-roll stardom, Donegan was considered the United Kingdom's most influential singer and songwriter.

Family Life

His three marriages -- to Maureen Tyler, Jill Westlake, and Sharon Donegan -- produced a total of three daughters and four sons.

Associated With

He performed on a Van Morrison album entitled The Skiffle Sessions - Live in Belfast 1998.

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