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Lonnie Donegan

Born on this date, the father of British skiffle. See Bruce Eder’s bio-sketch and Mark Kermode’s “My 20-year love affair with the joy of skiffle“ Jimmy Page, aged 14, appeared on television playing guitar in a well-groomed schoolboy skiffle combo. ‘And are you going to continue to play skiffle when you leave school?’ asked the interviewer…

Lowell George

Born on this date. Lowell George and Little Feat are at their best with these three albums: Waiting for Columbus, Dixie Chicken and Feats Don’t Fail Me Now. An seemingly unlikely pairing, but Lowell George worked quite a bit with Robert Palmer. Frank Zappalittle featLowell GeorgeRobert Palmersouthern funk

John Paul Jones

Happy birthday. The least godly of rock gods? — 20 Things You Didn’t Know John Paul Jones Did Basically it was a soul rhythm section with a rock-and-roll front line bassjohn paul joneskeyboardsLed Zeppelinrhythm and bluesrock and roll

Peter Green

Peter Green died today. See this article on Green in Guitar World. Peter Green is, arguably, the most underrated guitarist of the British mid-’60s blues boom, consistently relegated to a position somewhere below the holy triumvirate of Clapton, Beck and Page. fleetwood macguitarPeter greenrhythm and blues