Donegan, Lonnie

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Donegan, Lonnie Gender: M
Donegan, Anthony James
born on 29 April 1931 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°48' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°44 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 25°06'


Scottish singer, rhythm-based banjo and guitar player, he put out 17 top ten hits, including three No.1s from February 1956 to May 1962.

Raised in poverty, the family moved to London in 1933 and the boy was diagnosed with a heart problem at four. At age 11, he himself decided that he was going to have a long, full life. He changed his name from Anthony to Lonnie in honor of the blues performer Lonnie Johnson.

A tireless performer for 40 years, Lonnie traveled the cabaret circuit in spite of two heart attacks (the first in 1976), three strokes, open heart surgery in 1985 and two broken marriages. He won the Outstanding Contribution to British Music award in May 1995, and released another LP in July 1997.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change residence 1933 at 12:00 midnight in London, England (Family moved to London)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1976 (First heart attack)
  • Health : Medical procedure 1985 (Open heart surgery)
  • Work : Prize May 1995 (Outstanding Contribution to British Music)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released July 1997 (Album released)
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Source Notes

Paul Wright collection, B.C.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Heart disease, two attacks)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Three)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Open heart)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Over 40 years performing)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (From Anthony to Lonnie)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Banjo, guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Outstanding Contribution to British Music)