Lonnie Donegan

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1980 (The 1981 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2030 (ranked #43 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .

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Rock Island Line (1954)

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Will Lonnie Donegan be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


4 comments so far (post your own)

"The King of Skiffle" was not only a massive influence on the Beatles but a great artist in his own right. I'd put him in the Early Influence section.

Posted by Chalkie on Monday, 11.15.10 @ 15:09pm

I agree with Chalkie's reasoning here. However, it is a little bit of a stretch to put him in an "Early" influence era as his earliest work came out in 1955, when the rock & roll era was already in swing in the States, I suppose it wasn't in Donegan's native UK though. So that might be an argument.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 10.4.11 @ 11:52am



Influence: Lonnie had a great deal of influence on british musicians, for example, The Beatles. 20
Innovation: Helped create Skiffle. 10
Commercial: He had a fair deal of hits in the UK. 5
Critical: His influenc eis recognized by critics, but no one really rates his work that much. 10

45, as a performer he dosen't cut it. Outside influence? maybe.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 12.23.11 @ 09:24am

GFW you utter idiot what you doing

Lonnie should def be in, he helped kickstart the British rock scene.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 01.3.14 @ 14:45pm

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