Background. The rebellious tone and image of US rock and roll and blues musicians became popular with British youth in the late 1950s. While early commercial attempts to replicate US rock and roll mostly failed, the trad jazz–inspired skiffle craze, with its do it yourself attitude, produced two top ten hits in the US by Lonnie Donegan.
The Quarrymen's initial repertoire included several songs that Donegan had recorded. When Lennon wanted to try making music himself, he and fellow Quarry Bank school friend, Griffiths, took guitar lessons in Hunt's Cross , Liverpool, although Lennon gave up the lessons soon after, as they were based on theory and not actual playing.
Favourite British Small Group: Lonnie Donegan; Favourite British Disc Jockey: Pete Murray; Favourite British New Disc or TV singer: Craig Douglas; Favourite British Disc Of Year: Cliff Richard's 'Living Doll' Favourite British Artist for Poll Concert: Marty Wilde; NME Awards 1960. World Male Singer: Elvis Presley; World Female Singer: Connie ...
In 1952 Johnson toured England. Tony Donegan, a British musician who played on the same bill, paid tribute to Johnson by changing his name to Lonnie Donegan. Johnson's performances are thought to have been received poorly by British audiences; this may have been due to organizational problems with the tour.
Recorded in 1959, this version of "Love Is Strange", featuring multiple instrumental overdubs, was released on the posthumous album Giant in 1969, a decade after Holly's death. 1971: Wings: Featured on their debut album, Wild Life, and was planned to be released as a single. 1975: Buck Owens and Susan Raye: Broke the Top 20 country chart. 1990
Until his death, Jansch continued to work as a solo artist. Jansch's work influenced many artists, especially Jimmy Page , Mike Oldfield , Paul Simon , Pete Hawkes , Nick Drake , Donovan , and Neil Young .
At the time of his death, Meek possessed thousands of unreleased recordings later dubbed "The Tea Chest Tapes". His commercial success as a producer was short-lived, and he gradually sank into debt and depression. On 3 February 1967, using a shotgun owned by musician Heinz Burt, Meek killed his landlady, Violet Shenton, and then shot himself.