Ronnie Hawkins

American musician
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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".


  1. Quotes from Sylvia Tyson and Burton Cummings. Quotes and Tales. 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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