Lonnie Donegan Jnr keeps his father’s music alive
PUBLISHED: 16:28 11 July 2013 | UPDATED: 16:49 11 July 2013
Back in the fifties, Lonnie Donegan’s skiffle phenomena exploded onto the scene, changing the face of popular music forever. Since his death, his son, Lonnie Donegan Jnr, has dedicated his life to keeping his father’s music alive, and appears at The Roses in Tewkesbury on Friday, July 26 at 7.30pm in a full-length concert celebrating the life and work of his father.
Lonnie Donegan’s career spanned several decades with skiffle hits such as Rock Island Line, Battle of New Orleans and My Old Man’s A Dustman. As well as performing his father’s best loved hits, the evening also provides an opportunity for Lonnie Jnr to recall fond memories of his father, giving his audience an unprecedented insight into the life of the musical legend.
Since beginning his musical tribute to his father shortly after his death, Lonnie Jnr has been warmly embraced by his father’s fans, and has performed several times on television and at the Royal Albert Hall, guaranteeing this to be a first class performance.
For any fan of the music of the fifties, an evening with Lonnie Donegan Jnr is an unmissable opportunity to experience the closest thing possible to the original Lonnie.
Tickets cost £17, with concessions available, and can be purchased through The Roses’ Box Office on 01684 295074 or online at www.rosestheatre.org