King Of Skiffle Swallows His Bubblegum

Lonnie Donegan – “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose it’s Flavour?”

Lonnie Donegan was one of the most popular recording artists of his era. According to the The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, he’s “Britain’s most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles.” He had 24 successive Top 30 hits, and was the first UK male to score two U.S. Top 10s. He was considered the King of Skiffle which was the music movement that was all the rage in the 50s and early 60s. The Beatles claim Lonnie as an important influence on their music.