Personalities | Dale Hawkins | Rockabilly | Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1938)

Delmar Hawkins was born in Goldmine, Louisiana, and is a cousin of Ronnie Hawkins. His biggest success came in 1957 with the self-penned ‘Suzie-Q’ on Checker which, like most of his rockabilly, reflected the strong blues influence in his music. Dale was the first white singer to appear at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. In the 1960s, he moved into record production with both Bell and RCA. He has recently operated a suicide crisis centre in Arkansas.

Styles & Forms | Rockabilly | Country
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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