Ronnie Hawkins

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Ronald Hawkins, OC, (born January 10, 1935) is an American-Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter. He was born in Huntsville, Arkansas but his career is based in Toronto, Ontario. He is known as an important singer for the Canadian rock genre scene.[1]

His hit songs included covers of Chuck Berry's "Thirty Days" (entitled "Forty Days" by Hawkins) and Young Jessie's "Mary Lou", a song about a "gold-digging woman".[2] Other well-known recordings are "Who Do You Love?", "Hey Bo Diddley", and "Susie Q".

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  1. Quotes from Sylvia Tyson and Burton Cummings. Quotes and Tales Archived 2010-07-17 at the Wayback Machine. Ronnie Hawkins' Official Website. Accessed June 4, 2010.
  2. The Hamilton Spectator- Souvenir Edition (June 10, 2006). "The Hamilton Memory Project". Press release. MP43. 

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