Without a doubt they were influenced by Lonnie - they were prompted to form a skiffle band because of him!
I was never much of a fan of this type of music but my Dad is! He was a huge fan of The Chris Barber Jazz Band (of which Lonnie was a member) and later Lonnie Donegan and Ottilie Patterson. He totally dismisses Lonnie's novelty records though - such as "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour" and "My Old Man's A Dustman".
here is a recording, taped on the day John first met Paul (July 6th 1957), of The Quarrymen performing a Lonnie Donnegan track called "Puttin On The Style". It is very poor quality but John's voice is still very distinctive.
"Puttin' On The Style" July 6th 1957 [music]http://h1.ripway.com/michellerevolution/PuttinOnTheStyle.mp3[/music]
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
Aug 16, 2019 18:36:18 GMT