Happy Birthday to Lawrence Donegan – born July 13, 1961!
Lawrence Donegan (born in Stirling, Scotland), is a musician, journalist, and former Golf Correspondent at The Guardian.
Donegan was educated at St Modan’s High School and the University of Glasgow, where his musical career began. He was the bassist in The Bluebells, whose biggest hit was “Young at Heart,” and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions. After Lloyd Cole and the Commotions split, Donegan became a journalist and an author. In between times he worked as the House of Commons assistant to Brian Wilson MP. While in that role, he was part of a one-off band called the Stop Its that recorded an anti-poll tax song of a similar name. The band also included David Hill, later press spokesman for Tony Blair. and Tim Luckhurst, who later became editor of the Scotsman newspaper and is Professor of Journalism at the University of Kent. In the late 1980s Donegan made a number of appearances with top South London football side, Belair Casuals FC. Donegan is a now golf journalist for The Guardian, having previously worked at The Scotsman. He has held a post with the former publication since 2004, although he has been at the newspaper since 1994, as a general reporter and then as the Scotland Correspondent from 1997-2004.