Ronnie Hawkins. Bo Diddley / Bo Diddley

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Ronnie Hawkins released this 45 rpm record on Monument label in 1973. This is a radio station copy has the same song on both sides of the record. One side is in stereo and one in mono. 

Ronnie Hawkins was born just two days after Elvis Presley. Best known as a rockabilly musician whose career has spanned more than half a century. His career began in Arkansas, where he was born and raised. 

Hawkins garnered some nicknames, "Rompin' Ronnie", "Mr. Dynamo", or simply "The Hawk", durning his career he was one of the key players in the 1960s rock scene in Toronto, Canada. 

In 1958, on the recommendation of Conway Twitty – who considered Canada to be the promised land for a rock'n roll singer – Hawkins went to Hamilton, Ontario to play a club called The Grange. He never left. Adopting Canada as his home, Hawkins became a permanent resident in 1964.  

In 1958 his hit, “Hey, Bo Diddley” was released. This was followed by "Marylou", which turned Hawkins into a teenage idol. In 1959, Morris Levy signed him to Roulette Records for five years and tried to lure him back to the United States but Hawkins had fallen in love with Canada and didn't want to leave his new home.

Throughout his career, Hawkins has performed all across North America and recorded more than twenty-five albums. His hit songs included covers of Chuck Berry's "Thirty Days" (entitled "Forty Days" by Hawkins) and Young Jessie's "Mary Lou" , "Hey Bo Diddley" and "Susie Q" which was written by his cousin and fellow rockabilly artist Dale Hawkins.

This 45 sounds good but shows some wear from its time in radio.