Song of the Day: Lonnie Donegan, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Overnight)”

The "King Of Skiffle," Lonnie Donegan, was born on this day in 1931. He influenced many British rock bands, including The Beatles. His 1959 hit "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Overnight)" reached #3 in the UK and #5 in the US.

17 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Lonnie Donegan, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Overnight)”

  1. When I was a kid I read about this song in a Beatles book…he was a sensation for a while. Can’t believe he went on to manage Justin Hayward.

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  2. I remember singing this in grade school. We were horrible! This sounds like a commercial we had for Smarties. I think they took this tune for the Smarties ad.

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