Ronnie Hawkins

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Born 10. January 1935 in Huntsville, Arkansas (USA), Ronnie Hawkins is a pioneering rock and roll musician, highly influential in the introduction & growth of rock music in Canada. On advice from Conway Twitty, Hawkins toured Canada in 1958 where he found instant success in Hamilton, Ontario, and later settled down in Mississauga before moving to Stoney Lake, just outside of Peterborough, Ontario, in 1970. It was here he established his "Hawkstone" complex, nicknamed "Canada's Graceland."

Usually touring and sometimes recording as Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks (2), Hawkins is legendary for his skill as a talent scout & mentor. His band had an ever-changing lineup with many members going on to successful careers elsewhere. Notable in his career was the December 1969 stay by John Lennon & Yoko Ono at his home in Mississauga, Ontario. Lennon signed his erotic "Bag One" lithographs during his stay there during the couple's campaign to promote world peace. His achievements include induction into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2002, in recognition of his lifetime contribution to music and his generous support of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and other charitable organizations. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in 2004, and in 2013, Hawkins was made an Honourary Officer of the Order of Canada.

Hawkins has been mostly retired since his 80th birthday concert, dubbed "The Last Hurrah", at Toronto's Massey Hall in 2015, and sold Hawkstone in 2017.
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Albums

R 25078 Ronnie Hawkins - Ronnie Hawkins album art Ronnie Hawkins Ronnie Hawkins (Album) Roulette R 25078 US 1959 Sell This Version
SR 25102, SR-25102 Ronnie Hawkins - "Mr. Dynamo" album art Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks (2) Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks (2) - "Mr. Dynamo" (Album) Roulette SR 25102, SR-25102 US 1960 Sell This Version
SR 25137 Ronnie Hawkins - Sings The Songs Of Hank Williams album art Ronnie Hawkins Sings The Songs Of Hank Williams (Album) Roulette SR 25137 US 1960 Sell This Version
RL-25120 Ronnie Hawkins - The Folk Ballads Of Ronnie Hawkins album art Ronnie Hawkins The Folk Ballads Of Ronnie Hawkins (Album) Roulette RL-25120 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
SR 25390 Ronnie Hawkins - Mojo Man album art Ronnie Hawkins Mojo Man (Album) Roulette SR 25390 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
YVS 33002 Ronnie Hawkins - Ronnie Hawkins album art Ronnie Hawkins Ronnie Hawkins (Album) Yorkville YVS 33002 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
SAL-933686 Ronnie Hawkins - Ronnie Hawkins album art Ronnie Hawkins Ronnie Hawkins (Album) Cotillion SAL-933686 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
9205-9039 Ronnie Hawkins - The Hawk album art Ronnie Hawkins The Hawk (Album, Comp) Cotillion 9205-9039 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
5c062-93647 Ronnie Hawkins - Rock And Roll Resurrection album art Ronnie Hawkins Rock And Roll Resurrection (Album) Monument 5c062-93647 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
KZ 32940 Ronnie Hawkins - The Giant Of Rock 'N' Roll album art Ronnie Hawkins The Giant Of Rock 'N' Roll (Album) Monument KZ 32940 US 1974 Sell This Version
UA-LA968-H Ronnie Hawkins - The Hawk album art Ronnie Hawkins The Hawk (Album) United Artists Records UA-LA968-H Canada 1979 Sell This Version
CR 30180 Ronnie Hawkins - Rrrracket Time album art Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks (2) Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks (2) - Rrrracket Time (Album) Charly Records CR 30180 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SV 2092 Ronnie Hawkins - A Legend In His Spare Time album art Ronnie Hawkins A Legend In His Spare Time (Album) Quality SV 2092 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
TR 50000 Ronnie Hawkins - The Hawk & Rock album art Ronnie Hawkins The Hawk & Rock (Album) Trilogy Records International TR 50000 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
PEC-80104 Ronnie Hawkins - Making It Again album art Ronnie Hawkins Making It Again (Album) Epic PEC-80104 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
PEC 80127 Ronnie Hawkins - Hello Again...Mary Lou album art Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks (2) Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks (2) - Hello Again...Mary Lou (Album) Epic PEC 80127 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
CQCD 2104 Ronnie Hawkins - Let It Rock! The Rock'N'Roll Album Of The Decade album art Ronnie Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, The Band, Lawrence Gowan & Jeff Healey Ronnie Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, The Band, Lawrence Gowan & Jeff Healey - Let It Rock! The Rock'N'Roll Album Of The Decade (Album) Quality Records (2) CQCD 2104 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
CD-83427 Ronnie Hawkins - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf album art James Cotton, Debbie Davies, Ronnie Hawkins, Colin James (2), Cub Koda, Taj Mahal, Kenny Neal, Christine Ohlman, Lucky Peterson, Lucinda Williams, Henry Gray, Calvin Jones, Sam Lay, Colin Linden, Eddie Shaw (2), Hubert Sumlin James Cotton, Debbie Davies, Ronnie Hawkins, Colin James (2), Cub Koda, Taj Mahal, Kenny Neal, Christine Ohlman, Lucky Peterson, Lucinda Williams, Henry Gray, Calvin Jones, Sam Lay, Colin Linden, Eddie Shaw (2), Hubert Sumlin - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (Album) Telarc Blues CD-83427 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
0515 Ronnie Hawkins - Still Cruisin' album art Ronnie Hawkins Still Cruisin'(CD, Album) Hawk Records (6) 0515 Canada 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

K1827 Ronnie Hawkins - Hey Bo Diddley / Love Me Like You Can album art Ronnie Hawkins Hey Bo Diddley / Love Me Like You Can (Single) Quality K1827 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-76623 Ronnie Hawkins - Southern Love / Love Me Like You Can album art Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks (2) Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks (2) - Southern Love / Love Me Like You Can (Single) Roulette 9-76623 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
G-21405 Ronnie Hawkins - Mary Lou / Forty Days album art Ronnie Hawkins Mary Lou / Forty Days Roulette G-21405 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
.2714 Ronnie Hawkins - Forty Days / One Of These Days album art Ronnie Hawkins Forty Days / One Of These Days (Single) Roulette .2714 Greece 1959 Sell This Version
R-4177 Ronnie Hawkins - Mary Lou album art Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks (2) Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks (2) - Mary Lou (Single) Roulette R-4177 US 1959 Sell This Version
SXP 3071 Ronnie Hawkins - Forty Days / My Gal Is Red Hot album art Ronnie Hawkins Forty Days / My Gal Is Red Hot(7", EP, Mono) Sonet SXP 3071 US 1959 Sell This Version