RIP Ronnie Hawkins. ‘The Hawk’ Soared in His Own Sky.

Ronnie and Wanda Hawkins.
One incarnation of The Hawks. Ronnie Hawkins, second from left. Levon Helm, far left.
Grainy screen shot of The Hawks performing “Mary Lou” on TV.
Morris Levy
Hawkins’ biggest hit, on Levy’s Roulette label.

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David Hinckley

David Hinckley

David Hinckley wrote for the New York Daily News for 35 years. Now he drives his wife crazy by randomly quoting Bob Dylan and “Casablanca.”