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Saw her twice in this period. I made chums with Tina’s back up singer from Georgia whom I met in London 1986 (via his girlfriend who’d I met at Chemical Bank in the Strand) and who’d come over with the I+TB supporting the Stones in ’69. (He introduced me to James Brown). I saw Tina front…

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