Sunday, 11 January 2009

OT: Hawkins at 74

Belated 74th birthday greetings to Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins.

Ronnie's birthday was Saturday, which gives his legions of fans a full year to plan a rockin' 75th birthday for him. RSVPs to President Bill Clinton and rock and roll's elite.

The Huntsville, Arkansas boy did good, from taverns run by the good ole boys of the South to Hamilton's The Grange in 1958, Toronto's L'Coq Dor on Yonge Street and countless other Canadian haunts.

How many times can we mention Linda Leatherdale on this blog in one week? Well, one more time. Did you know Ronnie is her daughter Skye's godfather?

Thanks for 50 years of rockin', Ronnie.

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