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2002-Nov-05: The King of Skiffle is Dead

Skiffle king, Lonnie Donegan, passed away yesterday while on tour in Great Britain.  Lonnie Donegan has often been called the spiritual father of the Beatles for having started the skiffle craze that inspired them.  Sir Paul once said of Lonnie Donegan:
"We studied his records avidly. We all bought guitars to be in a skiffle
 group. He was the man."
Mr. Donegan had been scheduled to perform later this month at George Harrison's tribute concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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