Ronnie Hawkins, the founding member of The Hawks, dies at 87.
Ronnie Hawkins, the founding member of The Hawks, died at the age of 88. It is reported by The Star.
His wife Wanda told about the death of the artist, saying that Hawkins died in a hospital in Canada on Sunday, May 29. “He left peacefully and looked as beautiful as always,” the musician’s wife said, adding that in the last years of his life, the founder of The Hawks struggled with a serious illness.
During the artist’s musical career, several of his compositions hit the Billboard Top 100, and in the fall of 2002, Ronnie was honored with a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame.
The band, founded by Hawkins, performed with Bob Dylan on the same stage during his tour in 1966. The line-up later broke up but reunited in 1976 as part of their farewell show, some moments from which ended up in the Martin Scorsese film The Last Waltz.
Earlier in the US state of Seattle, the drummer of the rock band YES Alan White died at the age of 73. White joined the band formed in 1972 by John Anderson and Chris Square. During this time, the musical group released 22 studio albums performing in the genre of “Progressive Rock.” Total circulation of the band’s records, including compilations and live CDs, has reached 50 million copies.
The artists gained notoriety after the release of their single America in the 1970s. YES, albums, Fragile and Close to the Edge were the top 10 albums in the US. Earlier, it was reported that American actor and producer Ray Leota, who became famous after starring in Martin Scorsese’s gangster drama The Goodfills, died at the age of 67.
In addition, Liotta has been cast as a major character in Apple TV +’s miniseries The Black Bird, which is set to release in July 2022. The creators of the project were famous authors, authors of the books “Shutter Island” and “Goodbye.”, Children, goodbye “By Dennis Lehane. Leota was also going to be a producer on the history of the New York Mafia series” Five Families. “He is survived by his daughter Carson and fiance Jay Jaycee Nittolo.