Import. CD includes booklet. Ronald "Ronnie" Hawkins is a pioneering rock and roll musician and cousin to fellow rockabilly pioneer Dale Hawkins. Known as "Rompin' Ronnie" Hawkins or "The Hawk," he was a key player in the 1960's Rock scene in Toronto and for the next 40 years, performed all over North America, recording more than twenty-five albums. His best-known hits are 'Hey Bo Diddley'. 'Forty Days' and 'Mary Lou' (a major hit in 1959 about the song narrator's experiences with a gold digging woman). Ronnie was a members of the Hawks which except for Levon Helm, were replaced with talented Canadians: Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson. This was the line-up that was to later become the Band. In the 1970's Ronnie discovered guitarist Pat Travers in Ontario and recruited Travers for his band. Bear Family Records, Germany. 2008.
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