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Rock Shock Horror: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Cliff White, History of Rock, The, 1981

INFAMOUSLY KNOWN AS THE "original king of shock rock" or the "weirdest one-hit of them all", Screamin’ Jay Hawkins fits neither bill. He’s never had a "hit" in the generally-accepted sense of the word, nor did he ever set out to be the mentor of the musically macabre.

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