Rock Shock Horror: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Cliff White, The History of Rock, 1981
INFAMOUSLY KNOWN AS THE "original king of shock rock" or the "weirdest one-hit of them all", Screamin Jay Hawkins fits neither bill. Hes never had a "hit" in the generally-accepted sense of the word, nor did he ever set out to be the mentor of the musically macabre.
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