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Folks Of Interest RIP Dale "Suzie Q" Hawkins

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by A32Flathead, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Dale Hawkins, best known for his 1957 hit "Suzie Q" (also known as "Suzy-Q"), has died in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 73, of complications from colon cancer.
    He had been undergoing treatment at the Arkansas Hospice Center at St. Vincent's Doctors Hospital in Little Rock.

    RIP Dale :(

  2. Time marches on...I thought he wrote that in 1960, for whatever reason, but it does say 1957.

    Great song, in its many cover versions, too.
  3. ol'skool29
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,077


    RIP dale hawkins, he was one of my inspirations for playing guitar.
  4. roddinron
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,677


    Suzie Q, one of my all time favorite songs. He's gone but his music lives on, and he'll never be forgotten.

  5. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 9,123

    from Phoenix,AZ

    I still have the original 45 RPM record,I caught the CCR version of it on the car radio last night probably in tribute,R.I.P. Dale. I went to the Link above and signed the petition,He deserves to be there.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2010
  6. 31fordV860
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 864


    Rest in Peace Dale...
  7. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    Bad start to the day,man.His track 'Lulu' is in my top ten greatest R'n'R records ever.
    The Hawk walks R.I.P
  8. R.I.P. dermott.
  9. BlackMagicKustoms
    Joined: Jul 5, 2006
    Posts: 322

    from Denton,TX

    WOW! The incredible coincidence to this story is that a great friend of mine has been fighting cancer for a while as well...her name Susan. She passed this last Friday. I awoke completely from sleep to go to work with no hesitation that day at 5:30 am ..about the same time she quit breathing. I received the call from her husband, also a great builder and friend, while waiting for a to go order st the bar. At once I knew why he had called and couldn't bring myself to answer. Been a tough weekend, but we all know once it gets to that point they're all better off.

    Both of them will truly be missed...R.I.P. Dale and little Susie Q

    Sorry to hijack
  10. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,716


  11. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim

    R.I.P. Dale !
    We all still love " Suzie Q " ! That song still rocks !
    Thanks Dale Hawkins for all you contributed to the great music we all loved to listened to !

  12. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,897

    from Drag City

    I'll have to pull out some of his 45's out of the cabinet. Glad i got to see him. R.I.P.
  13. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,708

    from Hypocrisy

    Major bummer, what are you gonna do? Time marches on.
  14. oldandkrusty
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,134


    They are dropping like flies! This sucks...
  15. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,584


    Hawkin's guitarist on Susie Q was James Burton who later played with Ricky Nelson on his early hits then later was the lead guitar player for Elvis.

    I played Susie Q more times than I can count in my garage band years... a true classic.

    RIP Mr. Hawkins.
  16. 067chevy
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,073


    Great song RIP Dale
  17. nutajunka
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,466


    He wore his guitar strap differently in that video for sure. Great song.
  18. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,897

    from Drag City

    I know some might consider these guy just a bunch of bearded Hair farmers but they were a great band for their time, and were majorly influenced by Dale and other early Rockers.

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  19. rockyfarmer
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 130


    My Suzie Q rides with me everywhere I go-- she's a 100pound blonde lab/chow mix. Been true and never left me blue for 8 yrs now. Laying on the floor at my feet right now.

    R.I.P Dale
  20. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    CCR, although slightly "updated" had a sound that was unmistakeably pure R'n'R.
    RIP Dale.
  21. JamesG
    Joined: Nov 5, 2003
    Posts: 5,249


    We were good friends with him. Did a lot of recording with him at his studio The Hawknest. I guess we lived about four miles apart. We went to his wake tonight and we'll be at the funeral tomorrow at 10am. Very sad.

    He was a true pioneer and gentleman.

    Rest in peace brother.
  22. sobpunx
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 314


    met my girlfriend at a dale hawkins show a few years back

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