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PUTTING ON THE DONEGAN

ATV
26th June 1959 - 10th August 1962 (plus one-off on 25th August 1962)

A series starring Skiffle King Lonnie Donegan who was joined by guests every week and regulars The Raindrops joining in 1962. His musical tastes ranged from blues, gospel, country to novelty songs, all featured in the show. Most of the guests were of the middle of the road, trad jazz variety, many of them also recorded for Pye Records, owned by ATV. Donnegan would also get involved in small scale comedy sketch clips at the beginning and end of the shows.