My Old Man's a Dustman by Lonnie Donegan was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, March 31, 1960 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This comic number was written by Lonnie Donegan, his road manager Peter Buchanan and Beverly Thorn. It was based on "My Father Was a Fireman", a song sung by British troops during World War I. The single release was a live recording from Donegan's show at Gaumont Cinema, Doncaster in Yorkshire. It broke a UK record with 250,000 advance orders mainly due to Donegan's performance of the song on Sunday Night At The London Palladium. "Dustman" became the first UK record to go straight in at #1 on the singles chart and was also the first comedy tune to top the chart. It also reached #1 in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Who sang My Old Man's a Dustman?
My Old Man's a Dustman was performed by Lonnie Donegan
What year did My Old Man's a Dustman get to the UK number 1 spot?
My Old Man's a Dustman first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, March 31, 1960
How long was My Old Man's a Dustman at number 1 in the UK?
My Old Man's a Dustman spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.