October 22, 2007
Rockabilly Hall of Fame member Dale Hawkins, a resident of Arkansas since the 1970s and cousin of rocker Ronnie Hawkins, charted four hit songs in the 1950s. Considered one of the shapers of early rock and roll, Hawkins is perhaps best known for writing and recording the song Susie Q. In the 1960s, Hawkins entered into a successful career as a music producer. He still tours the world performing his unique style of rock and roll.