Eligible since: 1981 (The 1982 Induction Ceremony)
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Pioneer of swamp rock/pop along with Johnnie Allan (who doesn't have a page here, as of me writing this) and Ronnie Hawkins (who was his cousin). This was the guy who recorded the swamp rock classic "Susie Q." Therefore, the Hall probably thinks they've represented swamp rock well enough with CCR.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 04.16.11 @ 12:32pm
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 04.16.11 @ 12:37pm
R.I.P., Dale. Sorry CCR fans, but Mr. Hawkins recorded the definitive version of Suzie Q. Hawkins' original is stripped-down, raw, dirty rock 'n' roll, the way it ought to be. CCR destroyed the power of Suzie Q with that overlong guitar solo and an annoying "ooh-ooh" chorus.
Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 03.6.12 @ 17:44pm
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