(Left) Programme from my first ever concert. Lonnie Donegan at Finsbury Park Empire 14th February 1958. Programme cost threepence in old money. Just over 1p today.
Below ticket from that show.
In todays money 21p.

My Badge and Club Card from The Lonnie Donegan Club. I was member No. 2198.

Poster for another Lonnie Donegan show I attended at St.Albans Odeon on Sunday 12th October 1959.
Also on the bill was "Larry Page" who was
to be my future record boss when my band Octopus signed to Penny Farthing Records.
Plus "The Lana Sisters" one of whom was "Dusty Springfield".
Opening the show was "The Jimmy Currie Trio". Jimmy Currie had left Lonnie a month earlier and had been replaced on guitar by Les Bennetts.

The Finsbury Park Empire
In North London
Demolished in the 1960s

I managed to get this autograph of Lonnie after the show 14/2/1958.

The Lana Sisters
on the left
Dusty Springfield

Cherry Wainer with drummer
Don Storer

The Autographs of Lonnie's Group.
Les Bennetts
Nick Nicholls
Peter Huggett


A nice shot of Lonnie with his Abbott Guitar playing G.

Autograph of guitarist
Jimmy Currie

Autograph of Drummer
Pete Appleby