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Ken Colyer, Lonnie Donegan, Alexis Korner: Skiffle or Piffle?

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 28 July 1956

ALEXIS KORNER tells Max Jones ...

Lonnie Donegan: The House Built on Skiffle (for £11,000)

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 23 May 1959

THIS WEEK'S Cover Personality has not tried "sticking his chewing gum on the bedpost overnight." "I would not dare," says Lonnie Donegan. "I have just ...

Lonnie Donegan: Cover Personality: Lonnie Donegan

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 26 September 1959

LONNIE DONEGAN was rehearsing for a TV show when I tracked him down. He was in one of his usual good moods and greeted me ...

Lonnie Donegan, Cliff Richard, The Shadows: Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Lonnie Donegan: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 15 April 1961


Lonnie Donegan: Star Of The Week — No. 7: Lonnie Donegan

Profile by Ian Dove, Record Mirror, 29 April 1961

LONNIE DONEGAN'S new single — to be released on May 3 — is 'Take a Drink On Me'. It is an adaptation of an old ...

Lonnie Donegan: What Lonnie Needs Now

Report by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 10 March 1962


Lonnie Donegan: Palace Theatre, Manchester

Live Review by uncredited writer, New Musical Express, 4 May 1962


Lonnie Donegan: Lonnie takes 'Dustman' to U.S.

Report and Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 28 September 1962

I MANAGED to catch Lonnie Donegan — but only just! — before he left this country for his third visit to America on Sunday. ...

Bert Jansch, Ewan MacColl, John Renbourn, The Stewarts of Blair, The Watersons: Britain's Folk Scene: 'Skiffle Craze' to Clubs in Pubs

Review by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 6 March 1966

LONDON — AN American visitor to Great Britain's folk-music community can only experience a sense of exhilaration at the liveliness, diversity and number of activities ...

Herb Alpert, Burt Bacharach, Sandy Bull, Lonnie Donegan, Jose Feliciano, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sly & the Family Stone, The Vibrations: New albums from Sly & the Family Stone, Quicksilver et al

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 26 July 1969

New Sly & Family Stone LP begins where other R&B LP's leave off ...

Chris Barber, Blues Incorporated, Jack Bruce, Ken Colyer, Cyril Davies, Alexis Korner, Steve Marriott, The Rolling Stones: AUDIO: Alexis Korner (1975)

Audio transcript of interview by Karl Dallas, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1975

This is a transcript of Karl's interview. Hear the audio here. ...

Lonnie Donegan: The Lonnie Donegan File (Pye)

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 17 December 1977

TAKES YOU back a bit, doesn't it? I'd almost thought the world had forgotten about Lonnie Donegan. Which was really a crying shame since Donegan, ...

Lonnie Donegan: Will The Circle Really Be Unbroken?

Interview by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 4 February 1978

LONNIE DONEGAN'S life seemed to have completed such a perfect full circle that it could almost prove even the dumbest hippy's half-assed theories of a ...

The Quarrymen: The Beatles? No, thanks

Retrospective and Interview by Tim Cooper, The Independent, 20 January 2005

The Quarrymen managed to let Lennon, McCartney and Harrison slip through their fingers. Nearly five decades after that mistake, they are releasing their first album. ...

Chris Barber: Father of British R&B

Retrospective by John Pidgeon, Rock's Backpages, 28 September 2009

BY 1963, EVERYONE I knew had a TV. Two black-and-white channels: the one that was on and "the other side". So when the Rolling Stones ...

Ken Colyer, Lonnie Donegan: Ken Colyer and the Birth of Skiffle

Book Excerpt by Various Writers, Goin' Home (The Ken Colyer Trust), December 2010

This an excerpt from Goin' Home: The Uncompromising Life and Music of Ken Colyer, published by the Ken Colyer Foundation. ...

The Beatles, The Quarrymen: The Quarrymen — A Legend is Born

Retrospective by David Burke, Vintage Rock Presents The Beatles: The Early Years, 2022

"EVERYBODY WAS in a skiffle group," said George Harrison of the hep new craze that swept through Britain in 1956. ...

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