Music from Scotland – Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan, born 1931 in Glasgow, Scotland  was a british Folk and Rock musician . He was also called the “King of Skiflle Music ” and had a great influence on Rock music , He placed over 30 titles between 1956 and 1962 in the charts and influenced talents like  John Lennon, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Rory Gallagher, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Chris Farlowe and Van Morrison.

Here is his song “Tom Dooley ” a cover from the “Kingston Trio ” but a good example for Skiffle Music

Music from UK – Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band is a underground beat band from London, Uk in the Sixties. Between 1966 and 1972 they released 4 album and several singles. They have been well-known for their musical and optical arangements and their satirical lyrics.  Members of this group worked later together in other projects like Monty Phyton Flying Circus  or as example with Mike Oldfield in “Tubular Bells ” as the Master of the Ceremonies or with Eric Idle (the Rutles ) or John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Really amazing ! This is their song “The Urban Spaceman”

Music from the UK – John Lennon

John Winston Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of  The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music.

Here he is with the song “Imagine”

You may also listen to his Christmas song here