Lonnie Donegan

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Lonnie Donegan is the stage name of Anthony James Donegan (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002). He was a British singer, songwriter and musician and is revered as the King of Skiffle. He greatly influenced many famous 1960s British pop musicians. The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums states that Donegan was "Britain's most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles". He had 31 UK Top 30 single hits, 24 being successive and three being number ones. He was the first British male singer to score 2 U.S. Top 10 hits. Donegan received an Ivor Novello lifetime achievement award in 1997 and in 2000 he was made an MBE.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Showcase Lonnie Donegan 2
1994 The Best of Lonnie Donegan Lonnie Donegan 1
2000 Sing Hallelujah...Plus Lonnie Donegan 1
2000 Lonnie Rides Again...Plus Lonnie Donegan 1
2000 Lonnie...Plus Lonnie Donegan 1
Muleskinner Blues Lonnie Donegan 1
Rock My Soul Lonnie Donegan 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 The Best of Lonnie Donegan Lonnie Donegan 1
1994 Gold: Greatest Hits Lonnie Donegan 1
1999 Talking Guitar Blues... The Very Best Of... Lonnie Donegan 1
2003 Puttin' on the Style: The Greatest Hits Lonnie Donegan 1
2010 More Than 'Pye in the Sky' Lonnie Donegan 1
1956 - 1958 Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group 1
Have a Drink on Me Lonnie Donegan 1
Rock Island Line: The Singles Anthology 1955–1967 Lonnie Donegan 1
Showcase... Plus Lonnie Donegan 1
Talking Guitar Blues Lonnie Donegan 1
The Best of Lonnie Donegan, Volume One Lonnie Donegan 1
The Collection Lonnie Donegan 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Skiffle Sessions: Live in Belfast Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan & Chris Barber 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Rock Island Line/John Henry Lonnie Donegan 1
1960 My Old Man's a Dustman (Ballad of a Refuse Disposal Officer) Lonnie Donegan 1
1961 Michael, Row the Boat/Lumbered Lonnie Donegan 1
2000 I Wanna Go Home Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan & Chris Barber 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Lonnie Donegan Hit Parade, Volume 2 Lonnie Donegan 1
1958 Donegan on Stage Lonnie Donegan 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
King of Skiffle Lonnie Donegan 1

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