Monday, January 09, 2012
Ronnie Hawkins was born January 10, 1935 in Huntsville, Arkansas. And since it is his birthday this week, it's perfect timing for him to be the first artist of 2012 on Voice Your Choice.
Ronnie formed a group called The Hawks in 1952 and moved to Toronto six years later in 1958. He's now been in Canada longer than he lived in his own country. He had a knack for discovering and nurturing great new talent. He assembled a group of musicians who later went on to call themselves The Band.
This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Ronnie Hawkins with two of his hit records for your votes: Forty Days and Mary Lou. Which song would you like to hear? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page at Treasure Island Oldies. We'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.
Posted by Michael Godin at 7:38 PM