Lonnie Donegan Jnr coming to Hertford Theatre
PUBLISHED: 11:49 21 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:55 21 September 2014
The son of skiffle legend Lonnie Donegan will be playing live in Hertford next week.
Lonnie Donegan Jnr will be appearing at Hertford Theatre on Friday, September 26 from 7.45pm.
His father was the man who kicked off popular music in the UK by playing simple songs, mainly American, in such a way as to encourage all of the youth to go and buy a cheap guitar and start playing themselves.
Among the greats of British music who got their inspiration from Lonnie and skiffle were The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, Queen guitarist Brian May and The Who’s Pete Townshend.
Skiffle was originally played on acoustic guitars, washboard, ‘tea chest bass’ and anything that made a noise if you hit it with a stick.
Most notably, The Beatles evolved from John Lennon’s skiffle group The Quarrymen.
Lonnie Donegan Jnr will be performing material from his father’s catalogue in The Rock Island Line Tour.
Popular skiffle songs include My Old Man’s A Dustman, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour and World Cup Willie.
So pop along to Hertford Theatre for a great evening with Lonnie Donegan Jnr and enjoy an array of foot-stomping, feel-good songs.
Tickets cost £18 and £16.
* For more information, and to book events online, visit www.hertfordtheatre.com
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