Artist of The Day: Screamin' Jay Hawkins

posted by on 07/18/2018

Wednesday July 18th: SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS

Jalacy "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins (July 18, 1929 – February 12, 2000) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as "I Put a Spell on You", he sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him an early pioneer of shock rock.

He was born on this date in 1929!


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