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Ronnie Hawkins, 1935 — 2022

June 1, 2022

Ronnie Hawkins, 1935 -- 2022

Rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins died last Sunday at the age of 87. The Arkansas-born musician moved to Canada, and assembled a band, The Hawks. The Hawks lineup would gradually become The Band in the mid-1960s.

Here are Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks interpreting a Chuck Berry song in 1959:

Ronnie Hawkins (vocals), Jimmy Ray “Luke” Paulman (guitar), Willard “Pops” Jones (piano), Jimmy “Lefty” Evans (bass), Levon Helm (drums).

More:

“Rocker Ronnie Hawkins, dies at 87, patron of Canadian rock,” Hillel Italie, Associated Press

“Ronnie Hawkins, cross-border rockabilly legend and endearing showman, dies at 87,” David Friend, Toronto Star

“Ronnie Hawkins, Rockabilly Road Warrior, Is Dead at 87,” Peter Applebome, New York Times

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