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Roy Hawkins

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Biography

Roy Hawkins (born ?; died 1973) was an American pianist and blues musician. After working in clubs and recording unsuccessful singles, he broke through with his song "Why Do Everything Happen to Me?," inspired by an auto accident which paralyzed his right arm. He is perhaps best known as the songwriter and originator of a number of renowned R&B songs covered by other artists. These include the aforementioned "Why Do Everything..." (James Brown), "The Thrill Is Gone" (B. B. King), and "Bad Luck Is Falling" (Ray Charles). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. The Thrill Is Gone  -  1,626 plays
  2. Gloom And Misery All Around  -  269 plays
  3. Strange Land  -  197 plays
  4. On My Way  -  205 plays
  5. Why Do These Things Happen To Me  -  149 plays
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