November 4, 2002
FAREWELL TO THE [SKIFFLE] KING:'Skiffle king' Donegan dies (BBC, 4 November, 2002)
Musician Lonnie Donegan, known as the "king of skiffle", has died aged 71.Posted by Orrin Judd at November 4, 2002 6:36 PM
The Glasgow-born singer was midway through a UK tour after recovering from a heart operation earlier this year and was due to play a concert in Stoke, Staffordshire, on Monday.
One of the most successful recording artists of the pre-Beatles era, he had three UK number one hits and numerous top 10 entries in the 1950s and 60s. [...]
Queen guitarist Brian May led tributes to Donegan saying: "He really was at the very cornerstone of English blues and rock." [...]
The skiffle king's hits included Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour, My Old Man's A Dustman, Cumberland Gap and Puttin' on the Style.