31 May 2022

Legendary Canadian singer/songwriter/rocker/performer
RONNIE HAWKINS (born Ronald Cornett Hawkins) passed
away 2 days ago. He was 87.

His long career started in Arkansas, where he was born and raised.

He was also known as “Rompin’ Ronnie“, “Mr. Dynamo” or “The Hawk“.
He played all across North America for many years and recorded
more than 25 albums.

In 1958 he assembled musicians to form his backing band and named them
The Hawks. The group had several line-ups, including members who formed
the legendary The Band who toured as Bob Dylan’s backing band for
two years (1965-1967)

Here’s a fantastic moment with Hawkins playing at The Band‘s final concert
in 1977, eternalized by Martin Scorsese in the concert movie The Last Waltz
where they teamed to play one of Bo Diddley‘s rockabilly hits.


RONNIE HAWKINS: Story – Discography

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