[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2
Need more Strombo Show? Head over to our page on CBC Music for new episodes, playlists and video extras.
Though hailing from the U.S., Ronnie Hawkins found his success in Canada where he settled for most of his life. He is considered highly influential in the establishment and evolution of rock music in Canada. His hit songs included covers of Chuck Berry's "Thirty Days" (entitled "Forty Days" by Hawkins) and Young Jessie's "Mary Lou," "Who Do You Love?", "Hey Bo Diddley" and "Suzie Q." Though the man nicknamed "The Hawk" was never a superstar, superstars certainly knew who he was. John Lennon and Yoko Ono once stayed at his house and Bob Dylan took his backing band (The Band) for himself.
Ronnie Hawkins is currently on tour at these dates:
Friday, October 4, 2013 Burlington Performing Arts Centre - Burlington, ON
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Sanderson Centre - Brantford, ON
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Chrysler Centre - Windsor, ON
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Grand Theatre - London, ON
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Academy Theatre - Lindsay, ON
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Massey Hall - Toronto, ON
Thursday, November 28, 2013 Empire Theatre - Belleville, ON