Ronnie Hawkins, the southern U.S. rockabilly artist who moved to Canada and have become godfather to a era of influential rock musicians, has died at 87.
His spouse Wanda confirmed to The Canadian Press that Hawkins died Sunday morning after an extended sickness.
Hawkins was identified for his vivacious persona and enthusiastic stage presence.
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The singer of “Who Do You Love?”, “Ruby Child” and “Mary Lou” introduced many artists beneath the wing of his backing band the Hawks, a number of of whom went on to turn out to be massive names of their very own.
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5 members, together with Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson, would later type the Band.
Hawkins earned himself a number of nicknames through the years, together with Mr. Dynamo, Sir Ronnie, Rompin’ Ronnie and the Hawk.
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