Personalities | Ronnie Hawkins | Rockabilly | Country

(Vocals, b. 1935)

A larger-than-life personality and hell raiser who in his younger days had a spectacular stage act, Ronnie Hawkins always attracted the finest musicians into his group, The Hawks. Ronnie was born in Huntsville, Arkansas, but settled in Canada where for more than 40 years he was a leading figure on the club circuit. He cut much of his best work for Roulette, and has continued to record rockabilly throughout his long career.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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