Who can forget those great sing-a-long skiffle hits including Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour On The Bedpost Over Night, Rock Island Line, Puttin' On The Style and the number one hit My Old Man's A Dustman. You can read the stories behind these songs and much more in this book.
The reader is taken back to the grey days of the thirties, when Donegan was born, and moves through his life covering all the major events including his National Service which saw him posted overseas and taking in the local jazz scene. Other interesting stories include Ken Colyers trip to New Orleans and his subsequent removal.
The author has interviewed many people whose paths crossed with Donegan including Mark Knopfler, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Bruce Welch, John Peel and George Melly as well as his first wife and daughter. This is a well reserached and written biography and if you have any interest in Lonnie Donegan, skiffle music or the early British music scene then this book is for you.