Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Articles Features Interviews Lists. Donegan married three times. He had two daughters by his first wife, Maureen Tyler divorced , a son and a daughter by his second wife, Jill Westlake divorced , and three sons by his third wife, Sharon, whom he married in Donegan died on 3 November , aged 71, after a heart attack in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire mid-way through a UK tour,  and before he was due to perform at a memorial concert for George Harrison with the Rolling Stones.
He had had cardiac problems since the s and had several heart attacks. As a child growing up in the early s Donegan listened mostly to swing jazz and vocal acts, and became interested in the guitar.
Donegan first played in a major band after Chris Barber heard that he was a good banjo player and, on a train, asked him to audition. Donegan had never played the banjo but he bought one for the audition and succeeded more on personality than talent.
A posting to Vienna brought him into contact with American troops, and access to US records and the American Forces Network radio station. In he formed the Tony Donegan Jazzband, which played around London. He used the name at a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 2 June In cornetist Ken Colyer was imprisoned in New Orleans for a visa problem.
He returned to Britain and joined Chris Barber's band. They changed the name to Ken Colyer's Jazzmen and made its first public appearance on 11 April in Copenhagen. These were Donegan's first commercial recordings. He began playing with two other band members during the intervals, to provide what posters called a "skiffle" break, a name suggested by Ken Colyer's brother, Bill, after the Dan Burley Skiffle Group of the s.
With a washboard, tea-chest bass and a cheap Spanish guitar, Donegan played folk and blues songs by artists such as Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie. He had left the Barber band, and by spring , signed a recording contract with Pye. His next single "Lost John" reached No. The LP sold hundreds of thousands. But it reached number one in the UK. He continued in the UK charts until , before succumbing to the Beatles and beat music. After , he was as a record producer for most of the decade at Pye Records.
Among those he worked with was Justin Hayward. Donegan was unfashionable through the late s and s although his "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" was recorded by Tom Jones in and Elvis Presley , and he began to play the American cabaret circuit. A departure from his normal style was an a cappella recording of "The Party's Over". There was a reunion concert with the original Chris Barber band in Croydon in June You had to be very clever to play music.
When I came along with the old three chords, people began to think that if I could do it, so could they. It was the reintroduction of the folk music bridge which did that. We all bought guitars to be in a skiffle group.
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