May 18, 2015

A rompin' 80th birthday party for Ronnie Hawkins, with Gordon Lightfoot & friends

Emily PrattRebel Correspondent

Fans and fellow legends like Gordon Lightfoot gathered at Toronto's Zoomerplex to wish Canadian music icon Ronnie Hawkins a happy 80th birthday.

Hawkins was there at the birth of rock and roll, and helped build a Toronto music scene that went on to influence the rest of Canada and the world.

Fans thanked Hawkins for a lifetime of special music and memories.


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commented 2015-05-21 16:27:41 -0400
The trick is to start your career with a terrible voice. Dylan and Leonard Cohen still sound as good today as they ever did.
commented 2015-05-20 13:26:48 -0400
I salute them also, but there is definitely a time to " call it a day". If you listen closely to Paul’s voice during most recent performances it was just terrible.
commented 2015-05-19 23:15:44 -0400
Paul LOOKS brutal now, and his Peta snark is nauseating, but I think he still sounds pretty good, for my least fav Beatle.
Ronnie’s still kicking. Gord looks pretty frail but then he always did. I wouldn’t say any of them were making fools of themselves/ Ronnie and Gord are Canadian icons, and I salute them both.
commented 2015-05-19 18:48:55 -0400
Gord looks and sounds pretty rough, considering he’s still doing gigs. I don’t know how Ronnie sounds, but it seems most of the famous entertainers don’t know when to stop before they make fools of themselves. Paul Macartney is another one, he sounds brutal now.
commented 2015-05-19 00:02:42 -0400
Faces of Toronto in the 70’s. Happy Birthday Ronnie. There were a lot of names to see in the music halls of Yonge St. in those days.
commented 2015-05-18 13:42:24 -0400
Gee, I thought they were both long dead.