Here we are at the last of the three posts which highlight worthy candidates for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s auxiliary categories. I have for your consideration a dozen picks for the now seldom-used Early Influence category. 1.699 woorden meer
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For the Dallas Morning News, I reviewed folk singer Billy Bragg’s new history of skiffle, a largely forgotten British musical form that linked blues and “trad jazz” with rock and roll in the mid-to-late 1950s. Enjoy.
In the late summer of last year, I received an email out of the blue from Billy Bragg.
“Hi Martin”, Billy wrote, “For the past couple of years I’ve been writing a book that seeks to put skiffle into its proper context in British cultural history. 856 woorden meer
Peter Donegan and the Lonnie Donegan Band
at The Eel Pie Club, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham,
9th February 2017
A review by Cliff Tapstand
Anthony James (Lonnie) Donegan MBE, forever remembered as “The King of Skiffle” died in November 2002, but his legacy lives on through his son, Peter, who like his father before him is a multi-talented musician and songwriter. 450 woorden meer