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Thread #22522   Message #244315
Posted By: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
19-Jun-00 - 03:56 AM
Thread Name: Donegan: Puttin' on the style- officially
Subject: Puttin' on the style- officially
In case anyone missed it, in the Queen's Birthday Honours announced on Saturday, Lonnie Donegan got an MBE for services to music. (Can canonization be far behind?)
Later in the year he'll be puttin' on the top hat and tails to get his gong at the Palace.
Rumours that the ceremony will include an impromptu janm session with the Queen on kazoo, the Queen Mother on washboard and the Duke of Edinburgh on gut-bucket bass have been discounted by a Palace spokesperson who further stated:
"Everyone knows the Queen's instrument of choice is a corgi-shaped ocarina and the Duke learned the bazouki as a child on Corfu. As for the photographs in the national press showing Princess Margaret with a gallon jug to her lips, she was sucking , not blowing."