Dale Hawkins

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1981 (The 1982 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Susie Q (1956)

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Will Dale Hawkins be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


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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.

RS put his song "Susie Q" as one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll and he's an inductee into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, so he's received at least some recognition.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 04.16.11 @ 12:32pm


The Rockabilly Hall of Fame Inductees

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.

It's a crying shame that the father of swamp rock has yet to be inducted. He's a definite no brainer in my book. Hawkins should have gotten in at least 20 years ago. Besides Suzie Q, Hawkins' catlogue of songs includes other greats like Tornado, My Babe, Take My Heart, Little Pig, and Back to School Blues.

Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 03.6.12 @ 17:44pm

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