Hawkshaw Hawkins

Hawkshaw Hawkins

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Harold Franklin Hawkins, better known as Hawkshaw Hawkins, was an American country music singer popular from the 1950s into the early 60s known for his rich, smooth vocals and music drawn from blues, boogie and honky tonk. At 6 ft 5 inches tall, he had an imposing stage presence, and his tasteful Western suits set him apart from the rhinestone gaudiness of other male country singers. Hawkins died in the 1963 plane crash that also killed country stars Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and was married to country star Jean Shepard. Harold Hawkins was born on December 22, 1923 in Huntington, West Virginia. He gained his nickname as a boy after helping a neighbor track down two missing fishing rods: the neighbor dubbed him "Hawkshaw" after the title character in the comic strip, Hawkshaw the Detectiveshow more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135770543
  • 9786135770544