Ronnie Hawkins

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Ronnie Hawkins (born January 10, 1935 in Huntsville , Arkansas ) is an American singer and pianist .

He was the accompanist for Carl Perkins and Conway Twitty as well as the band leader of Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks , whose members went independent in 1963 under the name The Band . Hawkins' first recordings were made with Roulette Records .

The Hawk is known for its flowery puns and one-line jokes , which was confirmed in an interview by his friend, Kris Kristofferson .


Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Forty Days
  US 45 06/13/1959 (8 weeks)
Mary Lou
  US 26th 08/22/1959 (16 weeks)
Down In The Alley
  US 75 January 31, 1970 (5 weeks)
  • 1959: Forty Days
  • 1959: Mary Lou
  • 1959: Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  • 1959: Wild Little Willie
  • 1959: My Gal Is Red Hot
  • 1960: Cold Cold Heart
  • 1960: Ramblin 'Man
  • 1961: Suzie-Q
  • 1963: Who Do You Love (with Bo Diddley )
  • 1965: Bluebirds over the Mountain
  • 1970: Down In The Alley


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Mike Zwerin: The Hawk, a Legend in His Spare Time , International Herald Tribune , February 11, 1992: Example: " I've been playing rock 'n' roll so long, that when I started the Dead Sea was only sick. "Free German translation: I've been playing rock 'n' roll for so long - when I started the Dead Sea was still alive but was already sick.
  2. Chart sources: US


  • Stambler, Irwin: The Encyclopedia Of Pop, Rock And Soul . 3rd revised edition, New York City, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989, p. 284 - ISBN 0-312-02573-4