This is all about the connections.

There are a lot of fine recordings of this song, but I chose Lonnie Donegan's to highlight.  Lonnie Donegan was a British musician.  He was known as the "King of Skiffle".

If "skiffle" sounds familiar, it may be because it was a primary early influence in a band called The Quarrymen.  Yes, you have heard of The Quarrymen.  They turned into a rather successful act who changed their name when, inspired by Buddy Holly's band, they decided insect names were OK.  But "Crickets" was taken, so they went with Beatles.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F