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Hawkins is best known for writing and recording "Suzie Q", a 1957 release that was a hit on both the R&B and pop charts. The song soon became a bandstand classic for generations of aspiring young rockers, including Creedence Clearwater Revival, which recorded it in 1968 (in case you didn’t know that).
The phrase "suzy q" refers to a dance step, and can be heard on many old blues records from the 1920s and 30s. But Hawkins personalized it into a tale of a sultry siren, propelled by a catchy lick laid down by guitar virtuoso James Burton, who was only 15 when "Suzy Q" was recorded. He continued to record, but never experienced another comparable hit, in part because many listeners and radio programmers wrongly assumed that Hawkins was black.
The era's rigid, prejudicial boundaries hurt Hawkins career in both white and black markets !
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