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Ronnie Hawkins
Born: January 10, 1935 in Huntsville, Ar
Active: '50s-2010s Major
Styles: Rockabilly, Rock & Roll
Instrument: Vocals Representative
Albums: "The Roulette Years", "Arkansas Rockpile/Mojo Man", "Ronnie Rocks" Representative
Songs: "Forty Days", "Mary Lou", "One of These Days"

UPC Type Title
790051622923 CD Ballads of Ronnie Hawkins
4000127162298 (i) CD Ballads of Ronnie Hawkins
090431135228 CD Best of Ronnie Hawkins
604988059229 (i) CD Dynamic Ronnie Hawkins: Early Album Collection
636551984324 CD Forty Days
068381730022 (i) CD Greatest Hits
068381405029 (i) CD Hawk & Rock Live in Uk 82
068381401823 (i) CD Hello Again Mary Lou
068381550637 (i) DVD In Concert
090431138724 CD Jimmie Rodgers Meets Ronnie Hawkins
068381550736 (i) DVD Looking for a Good Time
090431994023 CD Mary Lou
090431622124 CD Mr. Dynamo/Sings the Songs of
090431115428 CD Only the Best of Ronnie Hawkins
790051687328 CD Rock
4000127168733 (i) CD Rocks
664140901926 CD Ronnie Hawkins
090431622025 CD Ronnie Hawkins/Folk Ballads of
8436028697649 (i) CD Ronnie Hawkins/Mr. Dynamo

Biography: Ronnie Hawkins is a rockabilly singer who formed his original backing band, the Hawks, while attending the University of Arkansas. After auditioning unsuccessfully for Sun in 1957, he started working regularly in Canada the following year, eventually taking up permanent residence there. After one release on the Canadian Quality label, he signed with Roulette in New York in 1959, having hits with "Forty Days" and "Mary Lou." The live fervor of Hawkins (known as Mr. Dynamo) and the Hawks' show continued in Canada after all the original members except Levon Helm headed back to the U.S. Hawkins quickly hired Canadian players Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, and Richard Manuel as the new Hawks. They stayed with him until 1963, but later became Bob Dylan's backing group and went on to a career of their own as the Band. Hawkins has remained a legend in Canada, recording unrepentant rockabilly sides and gigging constantly. He's still the original Mr. Dynamo, capable of shaking the walls down any old time he feels like it. ~ Cub Koda, Rovi