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Dale Hawkins

Bill Millar, New Kommotion, 1977

HE DIDN'T LOOK like one of rock 'n' roll's crucial stars. Small, wiry, nervous even. The spotty face on the cover of his first album had tanned and wrinkled: it might have suffered casualties more important than acne. We talked of how much we loved those old Checker singles and wasn't a Dale Hawkins revival what the world needed most.

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