Rocker Ronnie Hawkins was also a mentor to iconic Canadian musical acts
Nicholas Jennings, The Globe and Mail, 30 May 2022
HE WAS SUCH a good ol' boy, a teller of such tall tales and the master of so many self-deprecating one-liners it was often easy not to take Ronnie Hawkins too seriously. "I'm a legend in my spare time," he liked to quip. Calling himself the "Geritol Gypsy", he claimed to have been playing rockabilly "since the Dead Sea was only sick".
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